we went to visit the capital where all the locals stay, and to our surprise, all the restaurants, tea-house are close during day time, and only open in the evening. Practically, you can't find anything to eat at all for the whole day.
Could you get a beer there, or anything alcoholic?
I was traveling by train throughout Europe. I try to learn languages, and my young children see that.
When we were on various types of trains, they would speak with each other in fictional (made up) languages. The funny part is that they had been listening to the native speakers and nailed the regional dialect. Fellow riders/commuters would lean closer and closer to attempt to understand what they were saying. Which, of course, was nothing.
In Paris' Charles de Gaul airport, having a large family seems to always garner enough attention from the air line. The staff seeks us out and takes us directly to the front of the line. Suprisingly, never and words or bad looks from those we jumped
Suprisingly, never and words or bad looks from those we jumped
After spending a whole night from hell at an airport with over 40 kids under 6 running amok, bawling out of tiredness, hunger, thirst and making a general fuss I will be the first to let you jump the line.
From the sublime to the ridiculous
Last year I had the pleasure of visiting a small hamlet in southern Spain for a few days
Frigiliana offers unspoilt white washed houses, traditional food, welcoming smiles and the occasional donkey meandering along the sun-bleached lanes
We hired a small flat and enjoyed day trips to Nerja, picnics on the unspoilt beach, sipping wine on the terrace watching the sun set
The sadness of leaving was lightened by the last night's carnival full of colour, glorious smells and the sounds of laughter!
We caught a plane back the following morning headed for the North of England, specifically Lumley Castle in Durham
What awaited us was an overnight break searching for ghosts!!!!!!!
I won this as a prize and being a bit tight with my money I thought I'd go, even though I don't have any interest in the subject matter
What I surprise I had. Imagining a run down medieval shack we were welcomed into a beautiful castlellated venue where all the attentive staff were dressed in period costume. They ushered us to our four poster bedroom that had a hidden room, just behind the bookcase ( that turned out to be the bathroom) and we hadn't got long before the event started. We unpacked and quickly asked which room to go to for the event start. The ball room was the meeting place and after entering we were met by "normal" looking other guests and event host which was a shock. I had expected to become part of a "horror" movie set for the night but not so!
We listened to the introduction which explained quite clearly what we were going to be doing until 2am the next morning and feeling a bit jet-lagged I thought oh no - need to slip away much earlier unnoticed
Amazingly I got into the groove of the event very quickly. Not knowing anything about "orbs", "ghosts", "seances" or the ancient art of "dowsing" previously
To cut this story short I talked to my late grandmother through moving a glass around a table and felt as though someone actually brushed passed my hair during one of the vigils that took place in the dark OF COURSE!
The night from 7pm - 2am ( 7 hours) sped by as though it was 7 minutes and i thoroughly enjoyed every part of it
I must be BARKING!
one day I had to fly from prague to paris at some insane time in the morning, so i was cold, alone and very tired. I tried to catch trams to the airport, but the czech signposts confused me a little too much and i missed the connecting one. So, after catching a tram, I took a taxi, then a plane, then a train, then a metro, then a bus. All in a row. Needless to say I was a bit over public transport after that!
Anyways, that's all for me
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]
Only one story? But I have so many!
I like to meet fellow travellers along the way. In Moscow I was staying in a small hostel which had a common room. The other guests were a young Russian woman, a young Japanese woman, a German backpacker, and myself (a Canadian resident of China). Well, we got talking, and someone suggested we buy booze, and have a party. So we went out to a supermarket and bought beer and vodka. On the way back, the German guy, who was carrying the vodka, accidentally smacked the bottle against a post, breaking it. We were going to go back to get some more (vodka is cheap in Russia) but the Russian woman said, "It's a sign from God!" So we just had beer that night.
On that same trip, later, I met a Swiss couple, Sandra and Thomas, who were travelling overland from Switzerland, across Russia to China and beyond. We kept in touch for the next 2 years, as they continued their travels in China, India, Southeast Asia, Fiji, New Zealand, etc., until they finally settled in Australia. 2 years! I was so jealous.
A short (well that was the plan) journey disaster?
A few weeks ago I said goodbye to a work colleague in Chesterfield and got on the train with the intention of doing one stop and changing in Sheffield for Manchester. That was the plan.
You know the different types of train journey in the UK. Buy an extortionately priced ticket and nobody checks it - get on without paying and the guard is at your throat in a shot. Well, this was one of the former journeys. I got on, no announcement, no ticket check - and woke up in Edinburgh.
It was the last train of the day and I had to wait till the morning to get another train back.
Not very impressive, considering I work for in a travel agents and I'm always telling people to make sure they know where they're going - when changing planes etc.
well I do not have an exciting trip to tell but a very breathtaking.
During my stay in South France - Cote d'Azur I went with a couple of friends to St. Tropez in the late afternoon. We walked up to the old "castle" and where sitting there to watch the sunset. That was so amazing - it seemed like a picture on a postcard. When we went back to St. Raphael by boot there was such an incredible night. We were able to say uncountable stars. However the most marvellous aspect on the whole trip were the numerous shooting stars we could saw. I think there used to be one or two every minute. This was a view you gonna always remember at.