Unlike its neighbours, Belarus is not part of the European Union Schengen travel zone. However, Belarus introduced visa free entry in 2017 and just recently extended this from 5 days to 30 for many visitors including UK, USA, Canada and Australia. See here for full list. The capital, Minsk is starting to catch on as an alternative […]
This year’s Open House London will be on 22nd and 23rd September. There are a number of places that are only accessible by advance booking or via a ballot which will be released today, so check out the Open House site and keep an eye out for additional buildings being added in the coming weeks.
This weeks post is a bit late today, as I’ve only just returned home this evening after a few days away. The second Gromit Unleashed trail in Bristol which has been going for almost a month now, will be running until early September with the sculptures then being auctioned off for the charity.
The recent changes announced by Ryanair in January, removing the ability to take 2 cabin bags on board, were quite controversial it seems. The 1 small bag allowance (roughly the size of a hangbag or laptop holder) is tiny. In fact it potentially restricts most people from taking a bag at all; even a foldaway […]
The 2018 recommendations from Lonely Planet (countries and cities) and Rough Guides (destinations) make interesting reading as always, and in fact, I’m able to second a few of those for sure. As for my own list of where to visit in 2018 – it’s hard to start a new year without compiling more than one. […]
Most people like to compare or compete in the number of countries they have visited. However, I’m not the competitive type. So, I used to have to sit and count how many countries I had visited, each time someone asked me the question. These days I’m not inclined to share my ‘number’ unless someone particularly […]