Vancouver – Top 4 Tips for the Flight

May 5, 2018
Air Canada Vancouver

London, Heathrow to Vancouver, British Columbia Surviving the 9-hour flight – My Top 4 Tips The flight from Heathrow Terminal 2 to Vancouver International is 9 hours in duration and I have to admit I felt it during the last 2-3 hours.  I did the journey to Montreal last year and that was 7 hours, […]

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Kefalonia – Greece (Journal Day 6)

November 16, 2017

Sami, Myrtos Beach and Assos Castle On our penultimate day, we were heading off to Assos Castle but decided to stop off at Sami on the way to take a look around the port area.  The port itself is located on the North Eastern side of Kefalonia.  It was fairly quiet when we went but […]

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Kefalonia – Greece (Journal Day 5)

November 9, 2017

Mount Ainos & the Destroyed Village Today we decided to head up to the top of the huge peak that dominates the Island – Mount Ainos. The drive here was strangely not as steep and perilous as others and it was well worth it for the amazing views of the Island from the top. There […]

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Kefalonia – Greece (Journal Day 4)

October 29, 2017
Kastro Ag. Giorgios Kefalonia

Day Trip to Kastro Ag Giorgios Today we headed East out of Lourdata along the road to Argostoli so that we could take in a visit to Kastro Ag Giorgios, situated on a hilltop between Peratata and Traviliata. The Castle itself is clearly visible as you drive across the Island and it is one of […]

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Kefalonia – Greece (Journal Day 3)

October 24, 2017
Drogarati cave, Kefalonia

Visits to Caves and Underground Lakes We had heard a lot of stories about the caves and the underground lakes on Kefalonia so today we decided to head out towards Sami which is a coastal town located around 25km east of Argostoli (the Kefalonian Capital), and after Argostoli, it is the second largest port on […]

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Kefalonia – Greece (Journal Day 2)

October 20, 2017
Cronidis Beach Kefalonia

Hitting the Road Today we took delivery of a hire car – rather cute Suzuki Jimny 4×4 with a soft top.  On the website it was red and rather fancy, in real life, it was a clapped out old banger, white, with an ill-fitting soft top.  Still, it worked, it got us where we wanted to […]

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Kefalonia – Greece (Journal, Day 1)

October 17, 2017

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1 Arrival Kefalonia (may also be spelt as Cephalonia, Kefallonia,  Kefallinia or Kephallenia) is the largest of the Ionian Islands of Western Greece, it has a rich and varied history and you can read about that here.  This is the first of a series of excerpts from the journal I kept during our recent […]

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Post Travel Brexit Thoughts.

October 16, 2017
EU Brexit

We are now well and truly on our way to leaving the EU following the Brexit vote.  The more places I visit within the EU the more I come to believe that all of the ‘issues’ that we apparently have as a result of ‘Brussels’ that were trotted out by the pro-Brexit lobby are a […]

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Camper Van Adventures | UK

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow – Adventures in Arlo

September 28, 2017
Stoney Littleton Long Barrow

Last weekend we decided to go on a short camper van adventure and visited Stoney Littleton Long Barrow. This is a multichambered Neolithic burial tomb, about a mile outside the village of Wellow, Somerset. Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is a Neolithic chambered tomb with multiple burial chambers and was built around 3500 BC. The gallery […]

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