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Tenerife #6: In The Caldera of a Volcano!

We booked the trip to Mount Teide because you sort of have to, it’s the major natural attraction of the island, a volcano and a national park to boot. It’s one of those things were if you didn’t go you’d always wonder what you missed. The problem was we did …

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Tenerife #5: Playas de las Americas

I had no idea what to expect of Playas de las Americas. I think, out of total ignorance, I was expecting it to be a bit like Magaluff Weekender or Ibiza Uncovered and as a result we were best out of it. In truth, at night, in certain areas, it …

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Tenerife #4: The Octogenarian Flash Mob

We did nothing much today. The fourth day of the holiday and the first one which involved doing absolutely nothing but sitting by the pool. Glorious weather. Great time. Oddly, it is very tiring doing nothing. It’s interesting watching the beats of the hotels day. At about 10.30 the hotel …

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Tenerife #3: Loro Parque

If you don’t know much about Loro Parque and go just from the name and don’t investigate further you might be inclined to give it a miss. ‘Parrot Park’? It has the whiff of one of those half-day attractions in Orlando that most people avoid? This might have been the …

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Tenerife #2: A Very Random Day

The first full day often has a bit of a doing business feel to it, especially if it is your first visit to a place. You tend to build up a list of questions. Then you have the welcome meeting, also worth a shot if it’s your first visit, sorting …

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Tenerife #1: The Journey to Tenerife

The annoying thing about going on holiday is you have to travel there. Unless you are doing something exotic like cruising across the Atlantic or some sort of picturesque drive or rail journey the time spent travelling invariable involves the least exotic of travel methods: flying. Let’s just say that …

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A Return To Disney

We returned to Disney last year after a four year absence. Regrettably, it’s wasn’t Disney World, that still comes in at a price I’m not willing to pay. Disneyland Paris will just have to do thanks to a sweet deal via Expedia and accumulated reward points. In the past we’ve …

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Five Shows. Four Days

One of the side-effects of life at the moment is I am accumulating East Coast and Priority Points like cheap sweets. The means free hotels and train journeys. This has allowed us to get out and about a bit, mostly to the capital. Over the last month or so we’ve …

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Regrettably, It Is Sub Terra

We went to Alton Towers last weekend. Opening Weekend. Have to admit, I thought this would be a complete and utter disaster as I was expecting epic queues. All the hardcore turning up, especially since the weather was so good. Oddly, we went on Sunday, and everyone else must have …

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Blackpool: It Will Be Better?

Blackpool. What can I say? It’s never really sat well with me. I remember we went there with the family when I was young, but I don’t remember the details. Well, apart from the Alice Ride, as the rotating tunnel seems to have imprinted itself on my memory. The few …

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