Day 1. Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca

With travelling so often, I still have plenty of trips to write about that I haven't had time to publish previously, I hope you'll continue to enjoy reading these posts from the comfort of your armchairs and that they might provide some light relief whilst we are all holed up at home and perhaps some …

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The Pullman Hotel, Cologne

Location: The hotel is located in a central yet peaceful location in the Innenstadt district of the city, just an easy 12 minute walk from the central railway station. Arrival and check-in: The spacious entrance lobby is bright and airy with modern furnishings. Check-in is from 3.00 p.m. and it was shortly after this time …

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Day 3. Cologne – along the Rhine

The hotel's restaurant appeared quieter than the previous morning but as breakfast is served between 7.00 and midday on Sundays, perhaps other guests were having a well earned lie in. We enjoyed tucking into a wide selection of healthy and perhaps not quite so healthy (but equally delicious) options to keep us going for most …

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Day 2. Exploring Cologne

After enjoying a hearty breakfast in our hotel we popped on our coats and scarves and wandered along to Cologne Cathedral which had been closed the previous afternoon as a service was taking place. Fortunately, it was open and we were able to admire the majestic interior with its wonderful stained glass windows. This UNESCO …

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Day 1. Cologne city break

I realise that travel is the last thing on our minds right now but we all need something positive to look forward to and escapism from the doom and gloom that surround us all. I'm continuing to blog as usual and hope you will continue to enjoy my posts. Stay safe everyone and do please …

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The White Lion Hotel, Hebden Bridge

Location: The White Lion Hotel is a beautifully restored former coaching inn dating from 1657, and is the oldest building in the attractive market town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The inn has a riverside location in the town centre making it easy to explore the town on foot. In addition to good road connections, …

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Day 3. Exploring more of Düsseldorf

Our final day in Düsseldorf began with a leisurely buffet breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express, then after packing up our belongings we took the U Bahn along to Adolf Graf Platz to enjoy a morning stroll around Medien Hafen (Media Harbour) near the Rhine Tower we had visited the previous morning. This former abandoned …

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Day 2. Exploring Düsseldorf

After enjoying a delicious breakfast in our hotel we wrapped up warm as a strong wind was blowing and took the U Bahn to Graf Adolf Platz so that we could take a ride up The Rheinturm, one of the city's landmarks (admission €9 (£7.47) or €5 (£4.15) with the Dusseldorf Card. Designed by Horst H …

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Day 1. Düsseldorf City Break

I really enjoy visiting Germany and noting that Eurowings had flights departing from Manchester mid-evening on a Friday we decided to head there for a weekend break. It was just a short 65 minute hop over to Düsseldorf, the state capital of North Rhine Westphalia and our first experience of Eurowings, the low cost arm …

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The White Hart Hotel, Lincoln

Location The White Hart Hotel opened in the 14th century as a coaching inn and it has continued to welcome guests for more than 600 years.  It's located in the heart of Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter close to both the cathedral and castle.  Lincolnshire is situated in the East Midlands and is easily accessible from …

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