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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First time Kerala: what to do and where all to go

Kerala is one of India’s top tourist destination. It is known as God’s Own Country. From the vast beaches to the backwaters, every part of Kerala is beautiful and at the same time peaceful. Deciding to visit this state is not a tough one, but what all to do there and where all to go …

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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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My favourite place 

 Limerick in.the Republic of Ireland  It was June 1992 when myself and my best mate had a fortnight fishing holiday in Tuamgraney just north of Limerick.  The fishing for the entire fortnight was amazing, we’d hit the Bream spot on perfect timing, if we used keep nets they’d have been brimming with Bream.  One particular …

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