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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village in Wales, UK, and is the longest European one-word place-name and the second longest in the world. What's the first? You'll have to view the full list of travel facts. Hint: It's also written about in a separate HoliDaze article.

I recently joined a professional photographer for a customised one-to-one photography workshop in the Scottish HIghlands and Isle of Skye.  In just five days I learnt so much about Scotland, about photography and about myself. 1.“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” This quote from Marcel Proust has always been one of my favourites. I once met another traveller in Africa who was exploring the country without a camera as she found that looking through a lens detracted from the experience of being in the country. This may be true if…
Travelling by bus is cheap and (usually) convenient, since there are many different companies competing for business along the same lines and there are bus stops at very frequent intervals. There are disadvantages, too – the buses are often overcrowded and dirty and the frequent stops that make buses so easy to catch also make them a slow means of getting from A to B. Bus services that travel internationally are less common but are nonetheless fiercely competitive. They are usually cheaper than other forms of international travel, but here we set out a list of all the pros and…
At the moment I work for the Local Authority in a professional job with crap wages and long hours. I'm 43 and single, have a humungous mortgage and am feeling controlled with boredom oozing from every orifice - Ahhhhhh. Not being one to dwell on how unsatisfied I am with my life I have taken action to do something about it. I've chucked in the job - Hoooray! I've got a tenant for my home and booked a one way ticket to Bangkok. I only have a smalll budget and plan to be away for at least a year. So I've chosen…
I am quite fascinated with the London borough Chelsea, mainly because of the Portobello Market in Notting Hill, Notting Hill the movie, Notting Hill itself, and my favorite reality show Made in Chelsea. My favorite London borough though, is Camden. I was excited when my friends booked our rooms at the Imperial Hotel in Camden.    Here's my absolute favorite, the Camden Market. I've read somewhere that it's best to go there on a weekday to avoid the crowds. I've been twice - once on a Sunday, and once on a weekday, and I gotta say, it's much more fun…
With the London 2012 Olympics less than a hundred days to go, it seems as if everything is coming into place nicely. The new slogan was just announced is “Inspire a generation” Not exactly the most exciting slogan, but I am guessing it is to fit in with all the events that will be taking place. Former Olympian Seb Coe was at the unveiling of an enormous set of Olympic rings in Kew Gardens, West London which were made using 20,000 flowers. The rings are 50m long, and will be in full bloom for the summer giving passengers flying into…
If you're flying from Glasgow Airport, there's no time like the present to start looking for the most competitive deals and the best value for money on Glasgow Airport parking. A good way to kick off the process is to search online, and use airport parking websites to find quotes on parking solutions that best suit your needs. However, make sure you only use reputable airport parking suppliers and be sure to satisfy yourself with the quality of your chosen parking provider. After all, you're leaving your car with them while you jet off to sunnier climes, so it makes…
Just as Shakespeare has confounded high school students for generations, it seems the playwright has been doing the same to historians for even longer. This week, new research found that as well as hoarding grain during food shortages, the Bard was also threatened with jail for tax evasion. Hard to believe, but 400 years on Shakespeare still manages to keep a fair few secrets up his sleeve.   The man himself: William Shakespeare This became apparent to my friend and I when we visited Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon in England. As you can imagine, the town has well and truly…
Who said stints at the seaside should be reserved for summer? The northerners don’t quit when it’s cold, so if you’re looking for somewhere a little different to get away to this half term, why not give Blackpool a whirl. One of the best features in the area is that it is brimming with low cost accommodation, cutting down on the cost of your stay quite significantly. Those who are new to the area will find that cheap hotels in Blackpool can be found here. Stay with a trusted budget hotel company and you are sure to cut the stress…
We didn't want to stay in this New Years Eve but we also didn't fancy a house full of people. You know the feeling where by NYE was great for a house full on New years Day, horrid and the wishing they weren't there. Really not a great start to a new year in my book. With the dogs booked already organised to stay in the middle of knowhere with friends (away from fireworks), we decided to book a bit of luxury and hopefully start 2014 as meant to go on. So we went full hog being as it was…
25/12/2012   ‘THE PLACE where fairies and castles live’ is how Jacky referred to England before we visited. Thanks largely to the landscape, the people – and of course the small matter of THE proposal – she now refers to the motherland as simply ‘Fairytale-land’. It’s only when you look at something through the eyes of someone else that you truly appreciate what you’re looking at. It’s like staring at a piece of art which you normally wouldn’t give a second glance to. If the artist or art expert is standing next to you telling you about the intricate detail…
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