Accommodation Review – Las Casas de Los Mercaderes, Seville, Spain

Hi all, and it’s review time again. Slowly reviewing the places I stayed at (and other things) from last year’s trip, all the time worrying that once I’m done – well, I’m DONE. Because not much likely to happen on the travel front in the foreseeable future. Seville was one of our favourite stops for …

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Accommodation Review – Arc La Rambla, Barcelona

Howdy all. Barcelona has been a city which people have been flocking to for a number of years now. Finding a good place that won’t break the bank can be tricky, but we found a pretty decent place for a really good price. Arc La Rambla is a modern, three-star hotel which is brilliantly situated …

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Accommodation Review – Victoria Na Zamkovoy, Minsk, Belarus

Getting to Minsk from Tel Aviv last year was an all-day travel sort of affair. So it wasn’t all fun and games, it involved a few hours in Istanbul’s new, but crowded and over heated airport, and it started in the wee hours of the morning too as the journey to Ben Gurion Airport from …

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What are Hotel Stays like in Turkmenistan?

Howdy all. I thought I would roll the two hotels I stayed at whilst in Turkmenistan into one post today. Because I thought it would make a more interesting post and give a small insight into travel in Turkmenistan, where you have little choice but to go on a tour where you are transported around …

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Hotel Review – Mantra Legends Hotel, Surfer’s Paradise

I booked the Mantra Legends just over a month before heading to Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I got a pretty decent rate (although websites do such a great job at making you THINK you got a good rate, sometimes it’s pretty hard to tell) at …

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Accommodation Review – The Point, Brisbane

A couple of weeks back, my wife I were holidaying in Queensland. I might have previously mentioned. It included 3 nights in Noosa Heads and one night in Brisbane. It was an interesting city to return as I’ve only been once I think, and that was in 1988 to ‘Expo ‘88’. That time I was …

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Accommodation Review – RACV Resort, Noosa

Last week I headed up to the Sunshine Coast and Noosa, where I stayed at the RACV Resort there. Even Australians may well not be aware that the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (and also Queensland – RACQ) ran resorts, but they do! Searching online I found that this was one place that seemed to …

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