Europe

Review of citizenM in Glasgow

November 25, 2015 Jack 0

When did city hotels become so cool? I can say, hand on heart, that staying at the citizenM in Glasgow was the best British city centre hotel stay I’ve experienced… […]

Great Britain

A Taste of Urban Grit – Glasgow in Photos

August 5, 2011 Jack 0

Mad, bad and dangerous to know. That’s what I thought about Glasgow growing up ‘doon the water’ in Rothesay. It always felt as though there was an undercurrent of violence simmering just beneath the surface… […]

Europe

One Night in Glasgow

July 17, 2011 Andy 4

It’s not enough time. A week would be needed to even begin to do justice to this, “the most perfect Victorian city in the World” as Sir John Betjeman described Glasgow. But it’s all we’ve got and the clock is ticking… […]

Great Britain

Thistle Hotel, Glasgow

July 14, 2011 Andy 0

The consummate city centre hotel right in the heart of Glasgow’s shopping centre in easy reach of bus and rail connections. Modern style, comfort and a breakfast that it’s worth flying to Scotland just to enjoy. […]

Salt cod in Porto, Portugal
Food and drink

Creative cuisine is working class art

October 5, 2020 Jack 0

My favourite part of the hotel was the kitchen, a volatile place where big personalities added expletives and threats to an air filled with the aroma of uninventive dishes destined for the unadventurous palates of coach excursionists from England. […]

Travel Talk

Travel dreams or travel nightmares?

June 1, 2020 Jack 0

Travel is enlightening in many ways, mostly positive ones but not always; what were once romantic notions have been smashed to smithereens on the harsh rocks of reality; exotic dreams painted by travel industry marketeers laid bare by first hand experience. […]