Day 2. Exploring Budapest’s historic castle district

Feeling refreshed after a good night's sleep we took the lift down to the Sofitel's elegant restaurant where we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast.  There was a varied selection of hot and cold dishes available from the buffet as well as an a la carte menu at no extra charge.  From this menu, I ordered poached …

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Day 4. A final day exploring Vilnius

It was our final day in Vilnius but we had plenty of time to explore more of the Lithuanian capital as our flight home wasn't until late in the evening. We'd managed to arrange a late check-out until 4.00 p.m. which was helpful and after a leisurely breakfast we wandered along the road to the …

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Day 1. A weekend in Cambridge

We had arrived in Cambridge by train the previous evening and checked into the nearby Cambridge Central Travelodge a short stroll away.  The hotel overlooks the central plaza of the Cambridge Leisure Park where there are several places to eat, plus two small supermarkets meaning that we didn't need to venture into the centre that …

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Day 3. A snowy day in Warsaw

We woke to heavy overnight snow which was surprising for late March, leaving the city looking beautiful in the sun. We started the day with a visit to the Museum of Life Under Communism located on the left bank of the river in the Praga district. To get there, we took Tram 22 from Centrum. …

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Day 2. Exploring Warsaw

After enjoying the Ibis Hotel Warsaw Centrum buffet breakfast, we were ready for a busy day exploring more of Warsaw's attractions.  Our first stop was at the Royal Lazienki Park which was only a 15 minute walk from the hotel.  It's the largest park in Warsaw and was designed in 17th century Baroque style. Just …

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Day 1. Our first day in Warsaw

We arrived in Warsaw the previous evening on a Ryanair flight from Leeds-Bradford Airport.  Our flight departed promptly at 16.10 arriving into Modlin, Warsaw's second airport.  Transferring into the city centre was very easy with tickets costing 19zl (£3.95) per person, available from a machine in the baggage hall.  A regular shuttle bus service then …

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Day 1. A weekend in Norwich

After enjoying recent weekends away in Bristol and Birmingham we decided to turn our attention to Norwich and take a look at the county town of Norfolk.  Norwich lies approximately 100 miles (161 km) north east of London in East Anglia.  We travelled by train and coming from the north of England, I took a …

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Day 3. A day at the seaside in Great Yarmouth

After breakfast in Norwich we travelled by train to the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.  Getting there from Norwich is very easy with a frequent service on Greater Anglia trains and journey times of 35 minutes, with off-peak return fares costing £8.30. Arriving into Great Yarmouth, we followed signs to the seafront, the route taking …

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Day 4. A final day in Norwich

After checking out of our hotel the Travelodge, Norwich Central Riverside and leaving our luggage to collect later in the day, we walked across the city to visit Elm Hill.  This historic, cobbled lane is the most complete medieval street in Norwich with many of its buildings dating back to the Tudor period. The photogenic …

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Day. 4. A visit to the Clifton Suspension Bridge & M Shed, Bristol

Our final day in Bristol, but still plenty of time for more sightseeing, so after checking out of the Travelodge and leaving our luggage to collect later in the day we once again caught the Bristol Ferry Boats 10.00 a.m. service.  Unlike the previous day, when we disembarked at SS Great Britain, this time we …

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