Category: Europe 2015

Posted in Cycling and Travel Europe 2015

Hong Kong

We are underway on our 2015 adventure. We got to Hong Kong this morning after the usual nightmare of long haul travel. Even though we both managed to sleep a…

Posted in Cycling and Travel Europe 2015

Three days in Hong Kong 

What a great way to start a holiday! We have travelled by plane, train, boat, cable tram and above all on foot. So now, as we leave this frenetic place…

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Paddington but no bear

We’ve just got to dinner time on our second day in London and my legs are feeling pretty tired, and we are just off out again to see Mamma Mia….

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Three legs running

Yesterday turned into another epic. When we started planning our trip we were going to try to avoid London, but as we could not fly into Manchester from Hong Kong…

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Not quite genealogy 

We’ve had a bit of a Collister day, although the Quilliam side of the family was not left out. We lunched with Fenella Collister, the first person with my surname…

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A “slightly” quieter day

Another sustaining full cooked breakfast started our day at the guest house we’ve been staying in in Douglas in the Isle of Man. The place has a slight Fawlty Towers…

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A rough crossing

Today has been cold and windy although there has been almost no rain so we were able to get back to Peel this morning. We had a good wander around…

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Lost in Skipton

Yesterday we spent the full day in Liverpool. We had decided that at nine pounds the “Hop on hop off” bus tour was good value but discovered that, as seniors,…

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In Yorkshire

We’ve been really lucky with our accommodation so far. We always look for budget places, trying to spend around $120 NZ per night. The London hotel was a bit dingy…