Holiday horror stories – (Not) Welcome to the UK

Lake Windemere Lake District This experience changed me forever. I have heard horror stories regarding customs and immigration officials before, but you know how it is when someone tells a story. It’s not happening to you and so you laugh, or sympathise, or whatever...

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Holiday horror stories – Wrong airport in India

Myself on the right and room-mate on the left I went to India at a time in my life when I needed to make big changes. It was a time to reflect and reassess. I booked a three week package tour with Imaginative Traveller which covered the Golden Triangle. An area...

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Holiday horror stories – Rochdale Nine

Greenie driving the narrow boat My maiden voyage on the European canals was when we did the Cheshire Ring in England, 2007. We hired a narrow boat called Ramsdell from -  Heritage narrow boats - and began our journey from Congleton where they were based. The...

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Holiday horror stories – Zanzibar

Image source - the-rioblog.blogspot.com Image source - the-rioblog.blogspot.com Most holidays turn out well, but every once in a while something goes wrong. And sometimes things go horribly wrong. My other half and I originally planned to visit Madagascar but we had...

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Off to Namibia . . and Botswana . . and Zimbabwe!

Sand dune Namibia I am leaving in a day for a camping trip into Southern Africa. It's going to be three weeks of dirt roads and dust. Sleeping in tents and getting up close and personal with nature. My usual weekly posts on what's going on in Cape Town will take a...

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Lighthouses in Cape Town

Milnerton lighthouse Just discovered that the study of lighthouses is known as pharology. Who knew? And who knew Princess Anne is an amateur pharolgist? So there you go. Cape Town is home to a good few working lighthouses. Our lighthouses are not silent as they are in...

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Green Point Park

Biodiversity Park Green Point I went walkabout in the recently opened biodiversity park in Green Point last week. The intention was to create a calming, cool, green place for people in the middle of the city. They got it right.  I must admit I could have done...

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Sad to say goodbye

Today is my last day in Cape Town for a while. Will be using the new R50 airport shuttle bus which I am told is just the business. It's quick, comfortable, spacious and you roll your luggage right onto the bus. It's also a lot cheaper than an airport shuttle services...

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