30th Jul 2013

Athens – Greek Islands; Poros, Hydra, Egina

We had booked a trip to the three islands. We would’ve made our own way to do justice, but booked it as a short organised day tour to see what...

27th Jul 2013

Athens – Almost robbed, Avenue of pleasure

Greece was the country I was looking for. Different script meaning signs were harder to read, different people and culture from the UK. I wanted a culture shock! However, this...

25th Jul 2013

Lebanon – Beautiful Beirut

On the drive to Beirut our car tire got dented and became wobbly as my husband decided not to skip any potholes even though the cars ahead were swerving around...

22nd Jul 2013

Lebanon – Still standing

Lebanon is one of those countries where you’d have to seek a window of opportunity to visit. It’s been ravaged by wars with Israel, interference by Syria and internal divides...

20th Jul 2013

Amsterdam – Surviving the Red Light District & Good Bye

Going back home is always a very sad time for me. I set out from the hotel towards the Central station in order to head for the airport. However, rather...

20th Jul 2013

Amsterdam – Southern Tour

Breakfast included in hotel booking is always a blessing – no need to wake up and go for breakfast hunting. I took a south tour which included: Rotterdam which is...

20th Jul 2013

Amsterdam – Central

Packing light is a must, a small bag under 10kg is probably enough for 4 days for 2 people. We trekked to our next 4* hotel that I had booked...

20th Jul 2013

Amsterdam – The Northern Tour

I find organised coach tours an interesting mix of pros and cons. You can’t get lost and if you’re late in returning to the coach, you’ll not go unnoticed because...

20th Jul 2013

Amsterdam – The Mice Problem

As a Muslim, Amsterdam is probably not the first city that comes to mind for a break. The wildly popular “coffee houses” and the women knocking on windows isn’t exactly...

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