Category Archives: Review

Accommodation Review – Elmwood Hotel, London

When in London in May I stayed for a week in an Air BnB apartment. The final night however, I decided I would try and find a hotel near St Pancras station. This was because the next morning I had to take the Eurostar to Paris. So I looked around for something suitable and not too expensive. And so it

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The Air BnB Experience – Apartment Rental

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about my experiences with Air BnB in homestay environments. Today I’m writing about the other way you can experience this phenomenon as a guest – renting a whole apartment. I did this last year in Buenos Aires for the first time. My wife and I rented an apartment in the

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Accommodation Review – Jade Garden Hotel, Beijing

Hi folks. Back with another review of a place I stayed, we’re now rolling out the ones from my latest adventure. In Beijing I prebooked through hotels dot com. I’ve finally got to the point where I get a free night and am actually pretty close to another so that’s very exciting. I rifled through so many hotels in Beijing

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City Rumble – Quito versus Lima

Two cities on the western side of South America, two countries that share a border, Quito and Lima both have good and bad sides. They are quite different cities despite being in neighbouring countries, and both offer quite a bit for the visitor. Quito is the Ecuadorian capital. It’s at altitude – 2,850 metres above sea level, and it’s spread

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Accommodation Review – Hotel La Cupula, Copacabana, Bolivia

When planning a stop on Lake Titicaca in Bolivia I found this hotel and immediately was entranced by it on the web. The photos of it made it look absolutely amazing. As photos often do when they are chosen and formatted for a business website. The website is here – Hotel Cupula. You’ll see what I mean it’s wonderful use

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Accommodation Review – Hotel San Francisco, Quito, Ecuador

I stayed at the Hotel San Francisco (de Quito) in early October. I stayed there principally because it was the hotel used by my Intrepid tour to Galapagos which included a night at both the start and end of the tour in Quito. I also stayed an extra two days before the tour commenced, so over three nights I ended

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Accommodation Review – Quito Airport Suites

Howdy all, time to get all reviewy again as I start to look at the places I stayed in South America. Why not go in order? It’s a radical suggestion, I know, but here I am starting with where I stayed in my first stop which was Quito. I arrived at 230am in the morning, so I decided I would

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2016 – The Highlights

Howdy all, and Happy New Year! Yes, it’s been a whirlwind and incredibly busy time (just like all the time it seems to be honest) since I set foot back in Australia in early December. I managed one post since then and that was already written pretty much. I’ve been working as much as possible too as one tends to

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