Posts tagged with ‘travel’

Idiotic Brits abroad and their tabloid defenders

Sunday, 14 June 2015

It’s infuriating that whenever a British person is charged with committing a crime abroad, the British press, particularly the tabloids, respond in such an indignant manner. “How dare a foreign country accuse a Brit of doing something wrong. They can’t possibly receive a fair trial in another country, and anyway the crime they have supposedly […]

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Charge Americans for visas!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Today it was announced that the US is going to start charging £9 for an ESTA travel form. So what’s the difference between a visa and a visa waiver? When tourists from western countries visit even a country such as China, the visa application process is fairly simple and can be completed by post. The […]

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China photos uploaded!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

My photos from Hangzhou and Shanghai are finally online! It’s taken me five months to upload just 72 photos, but as usual they are labelled with extensively researched captions…

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How to avoid TheTrainLine fees

Monday, 31 December 2007

TheTrainLine.com is a website that allows UK rail passengers to buy their tickets online. It has just introduced booking fees, meaning that a ticket booked with TheTrainLine now costs more than buying the same ticket at the station. Fortunately, there are alternatives. The slippery slope to booking fees started some years ago, when TheTrainLine introduced […]

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Edinburgh photos online!

Sunday, 26 August 2007

It’s nearly two months since they were taken now, but finally I have uploaded some photos from Edinburgh. I have taken some time to write a little about each image, as I usually do, so that they become a guide to parts of the city rather than purely a set of photos. With only three […]

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