Tag Archives: Places

A crumbling monument to insanity – the “Colossus of Rugen”

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I think it was the bread rolls that really brought it home to me. The sheer scale of the place was one thing, the madness of the entire concept another. But it was when our guide told us about the bakery that I truly understood how reality hadn’t been factored into these grandiose plans. How […]

First impressions – a Canadian in San Francisco

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Here’s the second part of our new (or rather re-booted) series after the first article on an Englishman in New York for the first time.  A number of different authors tell us how it went the first time they visited a city or town. Did it live up to their expectations? Were there any big […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Berlin Wall watchtower, Berlin, Germany

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Chicago

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In our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we continue our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. So far we’ve shared tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo, Paris and Amsterdam and now we’re heading over the pond to the USA. New York is on the way but first up it’s […]

Spot the difference: Photos show how Berlin has changed since 1990

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What a difference 22 years makes… I had the pleasure of living and working in Berlin from 1990-92 and have been back many times since. I was rummaging around in my box of old (printed) photos from those days and took a few of them with me when I was in the German capital a few […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Ouagadougou campsite, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]