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Germany

Visit Amazing Animals at Cologne Zoo

This was my second visit to the Cologne Zoo, however where as I drove there last time and parked in the very impressive bamboo car park, this time we used the metro rail – which is a pretty easy and effective way to get around the city.  The stop for the zoo is just a […]

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Europe
Netherlands

Planckendael Zoo

Certainly within Europe Planckendael has to be a contender for one of my favourite zoos.  Generally we will take a couple of hours to make our way around your average zoo…. And it doesn’t even seem to matter too much how big it is.  We have a real passion for seeing things which we have never […]

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Europe
Germany

Cologne Christmas Markets – Guide with Map

If you want magic at Christmas, few nations do this better than the Germans, and when it comes to the beautiful and lively Christmas markets cologne has some real crackers to offer.  These markets host millions of visitors (both local and even international) every year…. There are even plenty of coach tours from the UK […]

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Europe
Iceland
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Culture, Conduct & Customs in Iceland

Iceland is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world, where a trip out of the city can feel like your car turned in to a rocket transporting you to another world.  The geology of Iceland has shaped it in to something I have never seen anywhere else, and can’t wait […]

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UK

Thames Path Challenge – Getting Through It

The Thames Path Challenge can be done in various stages ranging from 25 km through to 100 km, via a 50 km length… and it is probably the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life.  I wanted to push myself and set myself a challenge…  What I got was certainly nothing less […]

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Europe
UK

Thames Path Training Log

It is now one more week until I will be embarking on my 100 km sponsored walk, taking part in the Thames Path Challenge – in fact as I write this (11:00 am), by this time next week I should be about coming to the end, or already making my way back home…  That’s IF […]

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Europe
UK

London Film & Comic Con

Until this morning I was a comic convention virgin, however a few weeks ago I stumbled across the London Film and Comic Convention which kicked off today.  I have always wanted to see what all the fuss is about and what made my mind up instantly was that Mads Mikkelsen (of the Hannibal TV show) […]

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Eat
Europe
Iceland

Where To Eat in Reykjavik

Reykjavik has a great selection of eateries for just about every time of the day, and for pretty much any kind of cuisine you might be in the mood for.  We spent almost  week in Reykjavik, with these being some of our favourites places to eat! Chuck Norris Grill Laugavegur 30 This is a cool […]

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Europe
Germany

Berlin Street Art with Alternative Berlin

When we first read about the Alternative Berlin twilight tour we were very interested but because of the amount of mystery we were both reluctant and further intrigued but in the end we were both so glad that we decided to take a plunge in to the dark! The meeting place at the Alexander platz was really […]

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Europe
France

Visit the Beautiful ZooParc de Tregomeur

There is no doubt that this is one of the most beautifully landscaped zoos I have ever been to! They take a lot of inspiration from Asian landscaping and architecture, which fits with much of their collection which features Asian animals heavily (although there are also some European, American and African animals). It uses statues […]

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