Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Day 2. Exploring Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

After the lovely sunny weather we'd experienced the previous day, it was a little disappointing to wake up to a dark, gloomy sky accompanied by rain soaked pavements. Still, undeterred we braved the elements to find somewhere for breakfast. After being brought back to life with two cups of coffee and my favourite smashed avocados …

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Brighton Royal Pavilion

Day 2. British Airways i360 and Brighton Pavilion

After waking early we caught the Coastliner 700 bus service into the centre of Brighton.  Before leaving home our original plan had been to travel into Brighton by train but on noticing these buses passing along Worthing's seafront at ten minute intervals we opted for the Coastliner instead.  Despite the journey time by road taking …

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Day 4. Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces, Seoul

We opened the curtains to clear blue skies and sun pouring into our room which was such a contrast from the previous two days.  After enjoying a leisurely hotel breakfast we took the metro to Anguk Station, Line 3, Exit 3 so that we could visit the two royal palaces located near there. Soon we …

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DLR Train at West India Quay, London

Day 1.  London City Break

I never tire of a few days in London so recently I managed to fit in a short break to the capital.  Travelling by train took just under three hours from my home in the north of England enabling me to arrive into the city around lunchtime. My first stop was at Piccadilly, a short …

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Big Ben, London

Day 1. St James’s Park and the Mall, London

This morning I took a Virgin East Coast train to London arriving into Kings Cross at 1.00 pm, from where I hopped on the Piccadilly Line for the short journey to Piccadilly Circus as I'd arranged to meet my older son in the Virgin Lounge.  I was first to arrive which gave me a few …

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Day 2. Exploring Madrid

  We woke to the sounds of heavy rain which continued until mid afternoon.  Whilst eating breakfast we heard on the news that the UK was experiencing a mini heatwave and a Spanish plume was over the country.  Let's hope Spain gets its sunshine back soon! Our morning sightseeing began sheltering under umbrellas outside the …

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