Travel

Day Trippers AKA Travel contains posts about, Events, Day Trips, Road trips, Weekends Away, Holidays.

  We awoke for our final day in London with a spring in our steps and bounced down to breakfast. When the waitress asked us for any extras we both opted for the waffles, which were amazing! We had the return journey booked for about 4 o’clock but that hadn’t stopped us planning the day packed to the rafters with cool activities. Once we had feasted again on Park Plaza’s awesome breakfast we returned to the room and commenced repacking…

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  After an amazing day filled with art galleries and West End musicals it only seemed right to top it all off with a luxurious meal. It was with this in mind that I had made a reservation at Moti Mahal Restaurant in Covent Garden, which was just a short walk from the theatre. The food at Moti Mahal isn’t your run-of-the-mill Indian takeaway or restaurant, it’s a gastronomic Indian restaurant that’s much more highly refined and sophisticated. Covent Garden…

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  After a well deserved and delightfully peaceful sleep we got up and made our way to breakfast. The breakfast which was included with our room was amazing. We were shown to our seats and offered tea, coffee and anything that wasn’t included on the buffet, including waffles and pancakes! The buffet style breakfast contained pretty much everything you’d imagine and more. I did the usual thing you do when at a hotel breakfast like this and had about three…

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  After we had settled into our room we set out on an epic London day out. First stop on our tour was Camden Market for shopping and most importantly – lunch! I absolutely love Camden, it’s so cool and has great shops and food stalls. I really like picking up cool odds and ends there to kit out my van. This time I got my hands on some cool ethnic style fabrics to deck out the back of my…

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  A few days before Christmas I went on a short trip North of the Cornish border and up to the Big Smoke (London). This was to soak up the Christmas atmosphere, do some sightseeing and a little bit of last minute present shopping. I’ll start at the beginning: The Journey To London The first part of the Journey I did solo and travelled up from Cornwall to Newton Abbot on the train. It was the Saturday before Christmas and…

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  I’ve just been packing for a couple nights away and thought I’d pop on here and write a quick post (mainly to brag) about my new Fjall Raven duffel bag. It’s made from their waxed fabric, called G-1000, which is mega strong and will definitely last me years. It’s straps are made from a really high quality and natural coloured leather. The way their made means you can carry it in your hand, over your shoulder or like a…

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  I’m totally engulfed in excitement at this weekend’s England Vs Wales Six Nations match on Sunday! I have got so excited that I’ve bought the latest England rugby shirt. Where ever you are watching rugby in the world, there will always be a couple of Welsh people. Despite there sometimes small number they seem to have a special gift for making their presence known and showing their devoted patriotism, this is why I feel it is my duty to…

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  I absolutely love the 6 Nations, it makes the months of February and March awesome and something to really look forward to. Guaranteed fantastic weekends to get over the bleak weather and January, which is always a bit of a lame month. My brother from another mother and I were lucky enough to celebrate the start of the 6 Nations in style by watching the Wales v Italy game live. We were so stoked that we left Cornwall and…

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  The Christmas lights at Mousehole are a Cornish institution now being in their 50th year! It was all started by a local artist called Joan Gillchrest whom, in 1963 decided to run a string of Christmas lights along both quays in the small fishing village of Mousehole, in order to make it look a bit more festive. Since then the display has grown and now uses an incredible 7000 bulbs, inexcess of 5.5 miles of cable and has an…

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  I love forests. Standing in a forest crammed full of gigantic trees makes you feel really small. It’s a great leveler knowing that these trees; some of which may have stood since the time of the Romans, will be around for hundred of years after you have left this world. I find that it puts all my tiny ‘first world problems‘ into perspective. Sequoia National Forest, California – USA Named after the Giant Sequoia tree, the largest of which…

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