The road to the isles

There is something really enchanting about the Isle of Harris, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. This really is a place to get away from it all.

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Why is internet a costly extra in Europe

Access to the internet is rapidly becoming a necessity, not a luxury. Especially for travellers it is so handy for making forward bookings, checking in for flights, booking cars, finding restaurants and getting opinions on things to do and places to see on the next day's itinerary.
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Sydney impresses as a destination and a place to live

It was a weird sensation to have left on Sunday night, to have journeyed overnight and to arrive at Sydney on Tuesday morning.

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Blackpool? No, Dublin!

Blackpool? As the guide on the open top bus confirmed, that is what Dublin means in Gaelic - black pool. But, unlike its namesake on the other side of the Irish Sea, Dublin has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Ha'penny Bridge
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Zermatt and the Matterhorn

On a clear day, Zermatt is all about the Matterhorn. But, on the day we arrived in this famously car-free town , where enclosed golf buggy taxis hum around the streets, the Matterhorn was teasing. It's head was stubbornly stuck in the clouds. We joked about our "room with Matterhorn view", but still it was not to be seen.

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Switzerland - mountains, lakes and forests

Somehow European excursions seem to have skirted Switzerland. Apart from a few days in the exhibition hall in Geneva, Switzerland had not been a holiday destination since I was taken there in childhood with my parents. We were long overdue a visit!

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