Lanzarote

The Desert Island of La Graciosa

July 21, 2011 Jack 3

It’s strange the nonsense that can pop into your head, but the first reaction my brain had to the vision of the ruddy volcanic cone rising above a strip of pale golden sand was to play Bali Ha’i from musical South Pacific. […]

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… […]

Food and drink

The Best Square Sliced Sausage in Scotland

July 17, 2011 Jack 4

The Scots are an ingeniously creative nation. Just about everything that’s useful was created by a Scot (or the Swabians). Take sausages for example. Whilst most of the world make sausages…well sausage shaped, the Scots don’t.
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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. […]

Europe

Opium, Addictively Good

July 13, 2011 Andy 0

One glance at the menu and we were in danger of falling for its guiles – a saliva-inducing fusion of Chinese, Thai and Malaysian dishes was calling our names… […]