Bye Bye Bang Bang Barcelona

Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Repeat….ad infinitum. Then talk really loudly. And all before 7am. Git. Not sure where the racket was coming from but it did mean we didn’t have a lot of sleep last night. But we still got up early for our last morning in Barcelona and walked, yes walked, acros...

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A bath of beer and a failed hospital visit before Dick Turpin rides in. Twice. Barca Day 4

Today I went to hospital. Now anyone who knows me won’t be surprised at this as it’s usually not will I or won’t I get ill on holiday but which day will I get ill. Surprisingly, that day was not today so it will have to be tomorrow as we are off back to Blighty […]

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Barcelona Day 3-A cutthroat waiter and clothes-lining Catalonians

I’m actually getting to like Barcelona, despite a waiter threatening to slit my throat today. Two days without anyone attempting to pickpocket me can do that to a man. Today began with a trek to a mountain top via two tube lines, a bus and a funicular railway. There was an expensive tram av...

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Wonderful gaudy Gaudi and a coke in the bollocks (bar)

In a strange turn of events, no-one tried to pickpocket me today and, yes, we are still in Barcelona! After yesterday’s events I’ve been more than vigilant and Claire has put a padlock on the zip on her backpack. Thankfully though today has been crime free but I shall remain cautious&...

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Barcelona Day One-Pickpockets, muggers and the comatose crew.

Barcelona. Not at all impressed so far you city of crime you. Before I’d even reached our hotel someone tried to pickpocket me. Not a good start. Luckily I wear combat trousers and my wallet was in the lower pocket but that was the pocket someone was tugging at as I was walking up an [&hell...

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By Glyn Wade / June 2, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Travel Writing / No Comments

I have been to Tenerife twice. The first time for four months, the second for just a week. The first time I went I was looking for a job as it was my first port of call on what I hoped would be a round the world trip. If I didn’t get a job I’d […]

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I’ve ‘been’ to Egypt don’t you know…

By Glyn Wade / May 29, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Travel Writing / No Comments

‘I’ve been to…err….Egypt.’ ‘Wow, great, did you see the pyramids? ‘No.’ The Valley of the Kings?’ ‘Errr, no.’ ‘Luxor? ‘Yes….errr….the Hotel Luxor….that was where we stayed. Is that where you mean?’ ‘No, the city, and the temples there. ‘No then.’ ‘Did you get out and...

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