Due to different circumstances beyond my control, this blog has been delayed. For this I apologise. Next blog I will know not to make the same mistakes twice.
Have been in Nimes for one day now. Am staying in the ‘Cat’ Hotel. Luckily there are no cats, nor signs that cats have been here, the place is clean and cheap. More later..
Call it Port Boo, it annoys the locals and can be used to confuse border officials. The sort of mentally symbolic gateway between France and Spain. WaitRather than wait for 2hrs in Port Bou, I felt the 5 minute train journey over the border could easily be taken on foot.Alpha male like myself would not […]
Managed to wander round, get drunk and watch the football.Good constructive stuff. Didn’t bother with the museums. Got some pictures of bits and pieces which I will be adding later. Due to excessive American students, have decided to give myself a new name for each independent tourist encounter. So far have been Harry, Jim, Fred, […]
Barcelona hosts the best backpacker horror stories. Snatchings, street scams pickpockets, all the best stuff for those travel yarns. This one of the more popular scams you’re likely to encounter on Las Ramblas. Find the Lady Hat and balls trick on cardboard table. Balls are exchanged between hats, money is exchanged between Spaniards, all is […]
Following the success of previous blog – Budget Slovenia, demand suggests the south of France to visitate and analyse on behalve of the nation. I have just bought my tickets at the following knock-down prices:Birmingham – Perpignan – £45Nice – Coventry – £32
If you are planning to go to Slovenia expect to take the following basic costs into consideration: ESSENTIALS > Flight to and from Ljubljana (£124.98) Booked through – easyjet > Accommodations in Ljubljana & Bled (5 nights accommodation) (£105.64) Booked through – lonelyplanetexchange.com > 1 Pizza (£4.30) > 1 Beer (£1.19) > Bus ticket (£0.78) […]
In future Ljubljana’s leafy boulavards are sure to bring competition to the likes of Prague, Budapest or Bratislava as a cheap weekender for a few drinks. However, Slovenias best attractions lay outside the capital; in its hills, mountains, lakes and rivers. This is where you are likely to find the ‘real’ Slovenia and those attractions […]
TUESDAY Taking a walking tour is usually a good idea in a foriegn city. Meeting a real local gives you the opportunity to get information first hand, tap them for info. on good bars or nightspots or other aspects little known outside the locality. Our tour guide was a Slovenian fine art student. We took […]
MONDAY Have found my way down to the lake Bled and managed to pick up a rowing boat. The weather is hot and sunny. I am going to find this easy. Bled is surrounded with mountains some of which are the alps. In the middle of the lake stands a geographical anomoly, (island), on top […]