Tangiers, a lesson in culture for a twelve year old

In.Where in the world and in Just one place in morroco I detail the cruise I went on with my mother and father in 1984 as a twelve year old. The thing that day trip showed me looking back was a completely different culture, a culture in which a base ball cap was currency, a culture which commanded …

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The Steak the mud pie and the Harvester

A Christmas shopping treat A Christmas shopping stop again, this time the Harvester in Stanway Colchester. I ordered the Steak medium, no sauce, but only because i am an English mustard lover. The onion rings, chips and water cress with my mother in laws extra portion was amazing. The only real reason to knock half …

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Are you going to North America 

Are you going to North America, if so is it poison ivy season, it’s at its worst in the Spring if you follow this link you’ll learn more than I could ever know. Prevent poison ivy rash with www.buyrhustox.com The link takes you to a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about Identifying …

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Just one place Japan 

I know it’s another country, but apart from being one of the Technology centres of the world, Japan is home to the ancient warrior code of Bushido and it’s Samurai practitioners of old at least but had influences as recently as world war 2, Failure is not an option! Failure would most likely see the …

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Just one place Amsterdam

This week’s just one place is a country again, sorry my rules so I can change them! That country is Holland or the Netherlands.  Whether it Amsterdam or Rotterdam or the alegedly open attitude to cannabis or the sex trade.  Most dutch people I’ve ever met seemed so laid back if they were any more …

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Nèedles and Apes 

I have visited this rock twice, first time on a cruise on the Ss Canberra in 1984, but we didn’t see much of the place as we went straight to the Airport and flew to Tangiers, Morocco. But the second was with The Air Cadets in 1988 representing my squadron, it was this time I …

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Just one Place Valparaiso, Chile

On hundred and fifty years ago Valparaiso, Chile was one of the world’s busiest ports.  Located half way along the Pacific coast of South America it was an essential stopping point for vessels rounding Cape Horn on the way to California from the East Coast of the United States and from Europe.   Wealthy with the …

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Just one place in Iceland 

This time in the series, just one place the whole country of Iceland is making my list. The fact that the country has a population similar to that of Reading or Sweden is one thing. The fact that there is government office for the fairyfolk is brilliant or that a possible fairy habitat could be …

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My bucket list, 10 places I want to visit before I go 

First is Ularu Some call it Ayers rock, but others and the Australian aboriginals call it uluru im.not sure why but I find the draw of the too awesome. New York So good they named her twice according to Frank Sinatra and of course the gateway to the new world, passing the majestic statue of …

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2 long days but a good holiday 

It was 1986 and I was 14 and my family and I were off for a cruise along the Rhine, Germany.  First we had to get there, an overnight stay in the Barbican hotel London a coach trip to Dover, then the ferry, (I had had an injection that was supposed to stop sea sickness …

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