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Europe » United Kingdom » England July 20th 2013

Geo: 51.8447, -1.96861Quintessential English Villages The Cotswold area is designated as area of outstanding beauty and is considered to have unique features derived from the local Cotswold stone, the rural landscape, stone-built villages, historical towns, thatched roofs, stately homes and gardens. The area became prosperous from the wool trade during the Middle ages and the area remains affluent.We started early in the morning for our Cotswold driving tour and we took the Bath Rd from Junction 5 from M4. We passed Malborough, Avesbury and stopped at Devizies which is a lovely little village. We parked our car near the market place and we had lunch at the White Bear which was really nice.Our next stop was beautiful Lacock village. The village dates from the 13th century and has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses which were ... read more
View from the Room

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton June 15th 2013

Geo: 50.8209, -0.139846 Brighton is in Sussex and it is weekend getaway for Londoners since many years, it takes less than an hour from London to Brighton station by train. Places to see are the Royal Pavilion, Brighton beach, Brighton pier, the lanes, museums. Also it is popular with young people for clubbing, sports etc. We arrived early in the morning to Brighton from London Victoria, bought a day bus pass and took the bus 12x to Eastbourne via Beachy head, this ride is lovely as it passes the coastline with brilliant views of the cliffs, sea, Beachy head. We walked the pier at Eastbourne and then took the bus 12x back to Brighton Pier. We walked the Brighton pier, had chips, ice cream and we took the bus 77 to Devil's Dyke. It is very ... read more
Devils Dyke

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London April 27th 2013

Geo: 51.5002, -0.126236 2 -4-1 offers for entrance to Tower of LondonI met my friend at London Bridge for our day out to Tower of London. We both had taken a rail travel card from Rail station and not from tube station for 2 -4-1 offer for entrance to Tower of London. Many attractions offer 2-4-1 offers with days out guide if you show one day travel card, 7 days travel card or return tickets bought from the rail station with rail logo.This does not apply to Oyster card or Travel card bought from tube station, also you have to print out the voucher from days out guide. Do check what offers are there in day out guide and you can save £££ Tower of London Tower... read more
traitors Gate
Afternoon tea
Traitors Gate

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Hastings June 15th 2012

Geo: 50.8553, 0.572476 The old town of Hastings has lot to offer with magnificent tea shops quirky shops; two funiculars; fishmongers, fishermen galore; a miniature railway. During summer all the shops open and the place livens up with various amusements for the children, fish and chips shops and restaurants catering for all cuisines, providing a good seaside experience. Hastings offers two cliff railways, West cliff and East Cliff. The west cliff railway at the end of George Street is the one to castle ruins, smugglers caves and Cafe with fantastic view of the town and the Beachy head. The East hill cliff railway with access to County Park has the stunning views of the old town from the top; The East cliff railway has been dug from the cliff and can be seen, the old railway ... read more
Hastings Castle Ruins

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Richmond May 12th 2012

Geo: 54.4052, -1.73662 Richmond Park is an oasis of tranquillity and all things natural with beautiful grassland,incredible woods, hills and views of the valley of the Thames. Richmond lies 15 miles southwest of central London, we caught bus no 65 which stops at Petersham Gate which is up the hill, but if you catch bus 371 from Richmond station it goes to both Petersham Gate and Richmond Gate, We walked past the Pembroke Lodge, a Georgian mansion with garden settings with spectacular views to the viewing point at King Henry's Mound to see London skyline edging down. We then took a walk through the Richmond Park which is vast and we had our picnic here; we passed many cyclists and joggers along the way. We were blessed with good weather and we also walked to the ... read more
Richmond Park
Richmond Park
Richmond Park

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur November 20th 2010

Geo: 3.12433, 101.684 Shoes.. Shoes..& More Shoes..I reached KL airport 12.30 pm and took taxi to my hotel in Bukit Bintang with prepaid voucher at the airport. The taxi driver was lovely man and offered to give me tour guide. He took me to the KL towers and dropped me there. Petronas Towers Petronas Towers are symbol of Malaysia and are rated as one of the top attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Petronas Towers has an impressive structure and the Suria shopping mall is situated at the base of the towers,there is also a lovely small park with fountains at the base. I did not wait in queue to go on the Skybridge as I was on a shopping trip, so I walked around the towers and took the pictures. The wonderful part of it is viewing ... read more
K L Towers

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap November 19th 2010

Geo: 13.4691, 104.041 Temple Passes One day temple pass is $20 and 3 days temple pass is $40. They will take your picture and the whole process takes 5- 10 mins. I bought my one day pass at 5 am in the morning and I waited 10 mins in queue as there were many people at Angkor Wat for the sunrise. If you want to see the sunset the evening before then you can buy the 1 day or 3 day pass after 4.30 pm and you will be able to watch the sunset till 6 pm at no extra charge. You can use the same pass next whole day or 3 whole days depending on how long the pass is for. But do look after your pass as they will inspect the pass at all ... read more

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap November 19th 2010

Geo: 13.4691, 104.041 Angkot Wat SunrisePeter the hotel manager had arranged an AC car for 5 am sunrise in Angkor Wat which was really lovely and I was able to cover more temples early in morning. The car for Angkor wat sunrise cost me $30 and I saw the other temples till 2 pm. The driver took me to supermarket and fruit market as well after the visit to temples. Angkor Thom the "Great City" After the sunrise at Angkor Wat we entered Angkor Thom means "Great City" in Khmer. Angkor Thom includes the 300 meter long Elephant Terrace, Bayon which is in centre of the city, Baphuon, 12 towers of Prasats Suor Prat and the victory gate leading to the ruins of Royal Palace area. Each gate is crowned with 4 giant f... read more
Faces of the King Jayavarman VII
Tentacles of the Octopus

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap November 18th 2010

Geo: 13.4691, 104.041 Beng Mealea I decided to go with Villa tour which offered a good package for the whole day, I got picked by the Villa tour at 8.30 am for Beng Mealea after delicious breakfast at Angkor pearl hotel. But the Villa tour took us straight to the ruins of Banteay Srei 2 and then Beng mealea, they did not take us to Roluos group and Bakong Temple or Dom Dek Market, included in the itinerary. I wish I had gone with Holystone tours instead, I could have done it on my own but being solo traveller it was too much hassle but if there are two of you, just book a car and you can combine it with Koh Ker so you can do it at your pace. We had to pay additional ... read more
Beng melea
Beng melea
Beng melea

Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap November 17th 2010

Geo: 13.4691, 104.041 Normal 0 Road Trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Today I had the road trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap for 6 hours with Mekong Express Bus, I was quite dreading it..But then I decided to buy two tickets for me for the Mekong express bus. The other seat was for me to stretch my legs, extra $11 was not going to break my bank..The road trip of 6 hours, was much easier then the plane flights, there is no check in, airport security, passport control. What a relief! I could see the countryside as well and Khmer music was relaxing so I slept most of the time as I was comfortable. ... read more
Sunset Tonle Sap
Komplonk Phulk  floating villages
Tonle Sap

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