davidx's Travel Blogs

Not watching Cricket!
Jul 21, 2013 – Jul 23, 2013
My son, his friend and I had tickets for the 5th and last day of the Lords Test Match between England and Australia. However E…
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Jul 07, 2013 – Jul 11, 2013
I have often heard how great Krakow is and I simply decided to sneak off on my own and have a look. If it had not been splendid…
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This blog was featured on Saturday September 7th, 2013
May 24, 2013 – May 28, 2013
Last October I went with the Todmorden Town Twinning Association to Bramsche in Germany. We have two twin towns so this year it…
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This blog was featured on Saturday June 22nd, 2013
Apr 14, 2013 – Apr 22, 2013
A 9 day family holiday to Almuñécar on Spain's Costa Tropical.
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This blog was featured on Tuesday May 7th, 2013
Jan 13, 2013 – Feb 19, 2013
After going on holiday in 2012 with two different parts of the family and with town twinners, in 2013 it was time for a trip on…
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This blog was featured on Friday February 1st, 2013
Jun 01, 2012 – Jun 28, 2012
This was a new experience for me - but why not? People have been going to Bramsche on these now two yearly trips for many years…
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This blog was featured on Thursday June 28th, 2012
May 03, 2012 – May 12, 2012
I spent a week with my son, Guy, travelling by train to Rome folowed by a weekend with friends in L'Aquila. Then we stayed in R…
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This blog was featured on Saturday May 26th, 2012
Mar 10, 2008 – Apr 26, 2012
No, I did not expect to find any live Etruscans left from a civilisation that preceded the Romans in Italy! We had met some …
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This blog was featured on Saturday April 28th, 2012
York - past, present and future.
Dec 09, 2011 – Jan 16, 2012
This is one of England's most interesting cities, other than London only rivalled by Bath to my mind. I have been numerous t…
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Day out to Saltaire
Nov 27, 2011
I get itchy feet being confined to my own country for medical reasons and I am trying to get about a bit. This was just a da…
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In and around Welshampton
Oct 21, 2011 – Oct 22, 2011
I spent a weekend with my cousins, Phil and Pearl, at the village of Welshampton which, in spite of its name, is in the English…
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Culloden - short but restful.
Aug 19, 2011 – Aug 21, 2011
Pam, my wife, died on 5.8.11. 19 Aug would have been our golden wedding and 21 Aug was my birthday. I went with my eldest son f…
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Milennium Magic
Feb 11, 2011 – Feb 14, 2011
For those (many I suspect) who don't know about Rugby League Magic weekends, I'll give some info in the first entry, Otherwi…
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Sicily 2010
Mar 02, 2010 – Sep 11, 2010
This is almost a sequel to my Sicily 2001 blog, to the extent that I shall not repeat things I did then. This time Pam and I w…
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Madrid 2009
Sep 28, 2009 – Oct 02, 2009
I had been to Spain many times since 1989 but I had never used Madrid as anything other than a transport hub. The only sights I…
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North Wales - 2009
Jun 20, 2009 – Jun 27, 2009
One of our sons and his girl friend live in North Wales not far from Bangor. They had told us about a place to stay run by a fr…
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Faroe Islands, 2008
Jul 07, 2008 – Jul 17, 2008
A friend had been to the Faroes four years earlier and had raved about them. In 2008 she took a house in Torshavn and arranged …
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Cornwall 2008
Mar 10, 2008 – Mar 18, 2008
St Buryan, UK -› Durgan, UK -› …
This will be a short blog that is really a sequel to my Conwall 2006 blog. I have tried to concentrate on different places in e…
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Coimbra 2007
Nov 18, 2007 – Nov 23, 2007
Central Portugal was still virtually a closed book to me - time to open it. I really lapped up Coimbra and its surroundings.
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Marrakech - 2007
Nov 11, 2007 – Nov 14, 2007
The only thing it took to persuade me to go to Marrakech was an affordable flight. I found one. I found an interesting and f…
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Polbain - 2007
Sep 10, 2007 – Sep 18, 2007
We ve always loved north-west Scotland. Polbain is just north of Achiltibuie on the coast above Ullapool.
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Madeira 2007
Apr 09, 2007 – Apr 16, 2007
We had heard so many people rave about Madeira, particularly singing the praises of levada walks and the wonderful mountain pas…
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Italy 2006
Jul 08, 2006 – Jul 21, 2006
Milan, Italy -› Modena, Italy -› …
We had a basic idea of spending a long weekend wth friends in L'Aquila. After considerable searching for good flights we decide…
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Cornwall 2006
May 30, 2006 – Jun 10, 2006
Our friend, Judith, lives in Manchester but shares a cottage in Cornwall with her brother from Sheffield. She invited us down t…
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Axarquía
Feb 06, 2006 – Feb 09, 2006
The main reason I had not been to Axarquía before was that I could never find a bus that went to Alhama de Granada through t…
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Papa Noel in Alto Alentejo - December 2005
Dec 14, 2005 – Dec 20, 2005
Time to see more of Portugal, Marvão always appealed in the Rough Guide and people told me I should see Evora. That meant find…
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Sep 05, 2005 – Sep 24, 2005
In September 2005 we went on the Inca Royal Highway tour run by Exodus. In 21 days we went from Lima to Cusco via the Nasca Lin…
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This blog was featured on Saturday August 7th, 2010
Valencia and Teruel - March 2005
Mar 07, 2005 – Mar 11, 2005
Any dates more specific than March 2005 are not guaranteed correct but the number of days and the order of events are correct. …
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Åland 2004
May 25, 2004 – Jun 05, 2004
As I said in my Sweden and Finland 2001 blog, we really liked the look of Åland and decided to give it more tme one day. its t…
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Return to Andalucia
Apr 05, 2004 – Apr 12, 2004
After my serious heart problems in 1994' Andalucia was the last place I thought of going. I had enjoyed it so much there and it…
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