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Reading UK and a Victorian Serial Killer

Reading UK and a Victorian Serial Killer

If you asked most people to name a Victorian serial killer, I bet that they would think of Jack the Ripper. Well, forget old Jack. He was a very junior player when compared to Amelia Dyer. Her crimes, too many to be counted, were particularly horrible. The story is...

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Bierpinsel, Berlin

Bierpinsel, Berlin

I imagine it's one of those Marmite things - you either love it or hate it. I think it's rather splendid, the Bierpinsel. This building, dating from the 1970s, is supposed to 'look like a tree' (truly) but from day one has been known as the Bierpinsel. 'Bierpinsel'...

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Hipcamp: Travel For Today’s World

For many of us, the pandemic has made us think very carefully about travel in the future. Yes, there will still be some people who will want go on the sort of trips that they did pre-quarantine, but for others, the thought of being cooped up on a cruise ship or a...

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122 Rue de Provence, Paris

As you can see from the map below, 122 rue de Provence is not far at all from several of the tourist sights in Paris. But if you happen to pass the building today, although it now houses offices, here's a fascinating story you can tell your companions.Back in the day,...

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What Is Swimply?

In the last ten, fifteen years we've seen a huge increase in what used to be referred to as the 'sharing economy'. And now this is extended to those of us who would love to rent a swimming pool by the hour for fun, exercise, parties, entertaining and more. Good...

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Swiss Castles In The Laundry Room

Strange title... anyway, Bellinzona is a rather lovely historic town in Switzerland. It's famous for its three castles, Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro and they are located near to the border with Italy. I was exploring them this morning.Yes, I was...

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Virtual Tour. Monaco Then and Now

I've said here before that New Orleans is one of my favourite places in the States but one of my absolute favourite places in Europe is somewhere that's so different - Monte Carlo. I was only about eleven years old when I first went there and - because I'm pretty old...

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The Crooked Forest

You never know, one day you might find yourself in the Polish village of Nowe Czarnowo. It's just outside the town of Gryfino not far from the German border - see the map below.This isn't an ancient forest. The trees, about four hundred of them, were planted in the...

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Do You Know How To Make An Island Cake?

You've probably not been able to travel to Mauritius this summer. In fact, many people have found that they've had to stay at home a lot more than usual this year.  For some reason, this has meant that more people have had more time to enjoy home pursuits. (I truly...

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Windsor Castle, England

If you're visiting England, then the chances are good that you'll include Windsor Castle as one of your must-see places. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in England and is an easy drive from Central London. It's easy to get there by bus or train too so...

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The Immersive Drive In Van Gogh Exhibition

Are we seeing the future of art exhibitions here? The exhibition, which is in Toronto at the time of writing, has been seen by over 2 million people in Paris.I believe that the video below can explain more clearly about the exhibition - the world's first drive-in -...

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What Is Sitata?

I don't know about you, but until the early part of 2020 the idea of staying healthy during travels and travel risk management wasn't something I'd even thought about. Delays such as missing a flight to Paris or finding that train drivers are on strike in Madrid or...

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Gorzanów Castle, Poland

If, like me, you're the type of traveller who prefers the unusual, then it would be a great idea to put Poland's Gorzanów Castle high on your list. The place is amazing and seems to be a combination of a faded, grand old castle and modern, cultural commune.This...

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Room Service By Robot

I admit that I'm a sucker for room service. I can slob around in a robe, forget the lipstick, watch junk on TV and eat a lovely meal prepared by someone else and served directly to my room. Lovely.  So what's the alternative nowadays in hotels when we're concerned...

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Max Verstappen’s Lesson to STR Hosts

There's just a chance that you might not know who Max Verstappen is so I'll explain in a minute. but this young lad - he's 22 years old at the time of writing - was signed up by a Formula One Team when he was just sixteen. Yes, driving cars in races at about 350...

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Explore Nature With All Trails Free App

Whether you're at home, travelling for business, on a road trip or just having a deserved weekend break, there are many reasons you might want to get out into the countryside and its fresh air. Most of us find being outside is invigorating, yet relaxing at the same...

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How To Be A Relaxed Host

If you run a short-term rental business then the chances are that it creates a certain amount of stress. Or it may be that you're thinking of starting listing on Airbnb or a similar site and you're wondering how you can minimise the stress of running your own...

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

I don't know about you but I don't think I'll find myself in United Arab Emirates in the near future. But nevertheless, I've just spent the morning checking out the exhibits and the remarkable architecture at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Before I write any more, I'll add a...

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The Olson House, Maine

I know what you're thinking. Well, I don't of course, but I hope that you're thinking 'where have I seen that house before?" Or maybe, "that house looks familiar". And the chances are good that yes, you have seen it before. There are certain copyright laws that I tend...

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The AVUS Motel and Restaurant: Berlin

When I first saw a photograph of the building you see above, it went straight to the top of my list. I have to go there one day. The excellent photographer who created the photograph above has made the building look very stylish and elegant - it dates from before the...

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