Not just for VIP’s – Using an Airport Lounge
Jul14

Not just for VIP’s – Using an Airport Lounge

Everything you need to know about using an Airport Lounge Airport lounges are my best-kept secret; I love them. These calm and secluded areas make travelling less tortuous…and they’re not just for jet-setters or elite frequent flyers and they do make you feel rather special when you rock up. Think about what it costs you when you’re at the airport.  By the time you’ve bought a sandwich, a coffee, a book or glossy magazine...

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Is the Japan Rail Pass worth getting?
Jun12

Is the Japan Rail Pass worth getting?

Should you buy a Japan Rail Pass for your trip to Japan? Travelling on Japanese railways is expensive, very expensive, so in order not to be spending all your hard-earned cash on train fares, you must decide where you’re going beforehand to work out if a Japan Rail Pass is going to be worth getting or not. If your itinerary is very similar to mine, (arriving at Narita Airport (you can use the Narita Express), travelling into...

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What’s it like in a Japanese Capsule Hotel?
May29

What’s it like in a Japanese Capsule Hotel?

It’s gotta be done…My two nights in a Capsule Hotel in Kyoto…. The one thing synonymous with Japan is the capsule or pod hotel, and I knew I had to experience staying in one while I was there.  It’s not for the faint-hearted, so if you want your luxurious bedroom with en-suite, then this isn’t for you. But if you want something a bit different, like sleeping on a spaceship, then give it a go! When I...

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Applying for a Visa to Azerbaijan
Mar08

Applying for a Visa to Azerbaijan

Applying for a Visa to visit Azerbaijan My very random decision to visit Azerbaijan resulted in me having to obtain a Visa to enter the country, and here’s the steps I took in obtaining that Visa…..it was fairly simple to do….. First of all, there are four types of Visa applications you can make, listed below with their explanations, but I’m only going to concentrate on the Visa that I required; the Tourist...

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Tips for Visiting The Revolving Restaurant in the CN Tower, Toronto
Sep25

Tips for Visiting The Revolving Restaurant in the CN Tower, Toronto

The Revolving Restaurant in the CN Tower No visit to Toronto is complete without visiting the CN Tower, everyone has to do it to see the fabulous views.  But the ultimate experience has to be enjoying a 3 course meal in the revolving 360 Restaurant, at a height of 351 metres at the same time! The normal price of just entering the CN Tower is $28.80, and for that price you get entry into the Look Out level of the Tower only.  For only...

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Going to Geneva? Then get FREE Travel!
Aug05

Going to Geneva? Then get FREE Travel!

Yes, you do sometimes get things for free!  Free Travel in Geneva! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I arrived at Geneva Airport, because there, in front of me, was a ticket machine that gave all visitors to Geneva, a Free 80 minute ticket to get to their destination after their flight.   This meant that anyone travelling on from the Airport to anywhere in Zone 10, which is the main urban area, gets a free journey of up to 80...

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What You Will Gain from Solo Travel……Everything In A Nutshell! – Part 2
Jul01

What You Will Gain from Solo Travel……Everything In A Nutshell! – Part 2

Part 2 – Travelling alone changes you in a profound way, both in how you see yourself and how you see the world around you. Here’s a few of the reasons why….. 1.  You will become more independent and self-sufficient For those of you joined at the hip and afraid to do anything on your own, travelling solo will give you super self-confidence, independence and will make you self-sufficient.  You will have to make...

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Do you travel solo……? – Part 1 (In 2 Parts)
Jun27

Do you travel solo……? – Part 1 (In 2 Parts)

Change the way you travel and you will change your life! I often get asked ‘how can you go on holiday on your own, don’t you get…(put in here what you want…..lonely, frightened, lost…..etc etc), always in the negative, and always from people who have never travelled on their own before, surprise surprise.  So I thought I’d give you some insights into why I started travelling alone and all the...

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Must Read Travel Books – Fact and Fiction
Jun08

Must Read Travel Books – Fact and Fiction

Here’s a list of some of my favourite travel books, both fiction and non-fiction, that are really worth a read…. 1.     “Snowing in Bali: The Incredible Inside Account of Bali’s Hidden Drug World” by Kathryn Bonella This book has you riveted from the start, especially since I’ve been to Bali and I would never have believed what goes on in the upmarket hotels and around the pools where families and...

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Visa on Arrival, Bali
Jun03

Visa on Arrival, Bali

Don’t forget your Visa! When you arrive in Bali, don’t do what I did and go straight to the customs queues to exit.  I’m not very observant and totally missed the desk where you need to get a Visa to enter into Bali, so when I got to passport control, I had to turn back again and go to the Visa desk  and line up again to get a ‘Visa on arrival’.  This costs around £17, or US$25, or  about AUS$25, or...

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