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Trip to Singapore… Sri Mariamman Temple, South Bridge Street, Singapore

By on March 30, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Trip to Singapore…  Sri Mariamman Temple, South Bridge Street, Singapore

Popped over to Singapore for the day and visited the Sri Mariamman Temple on South Bridge Street. Pretty impressive place, and well worth a visit. Entry is free, no shoes, and there is a small charge if you want to take photographs. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it […]

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Trip to Singapore…. Visting Chinatown

By on March 30, 2014 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Trip to Singapore…. Visting Chinatown

Singapore is an interesting place to visit (although admittedly not my kind of place as I am not really a city person) as there is always a lot going on… Note: This was my first outing with my camera since discovering my interest in street photography on a trip to Zurich, Switzerland. If you have […]

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The motorcycles of Malaysia… The ‘food truck’

By on March 17, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
The motorcycles of Malaysia… The ‘food truck’

One of the great and interesting things in Malaysia is the highly imaginative use of motorcycles. They seem to be used for everything from personal transport (1 up), to taking a friend or partner around town (2 up), and the family around town (3+ up). For the record the maximum number I have seen on […]

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Zurich Airport and their Wifi

By on March 8, 2014 in Switzerland with 0 Comments

Zurich airport is a nice modern airport with some good shops after security, but their WiFi policy is terrible. You get a free 60 minutes when you arrive, and then you have to pay (1 hour CHF 6.90, 4 hours CHF 9.90). They have the system so locked down that Starbucks is not allowed to […]

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An afternoon in Zurich, Switzerland

By on March 8, 2014 in Switzerland with 0 Comments
An afternoon in Zurich, Switzerland

I arrived in Zurich at 1:20 pm for a flight at 10:45 pm, so I decided to explore the town using the map I had finally managed to get from Tourist Information at the train station. Using the map I took a circular route from the train station down through the old part of town, […]

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Tourist Information – Zurich train station

By on March 8, 2014 in Switzerland with 0 Comments
Tourist Information – Zurich train station

For some reason they don’t have city guides in English. They have nearly every language, but English. And it appears these handy little books will soon be replaced with an unwieldy big fold out map. The kind folks in the travel office finally tracked down one of the last ‘English’ books. If you have enjoyed […]

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Skiing St Anton – a summary

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments

St Anton is a technically challenging ski area due to very steep and narrow runs, and on this trip it was doubly challenging due to the large crowds (particularly first thing in the morning as there is, in my opinion, a shortage of lifts out of the resort, and last thing at night when the […]

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Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria, Switzerland, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

To get from St Anton back to Zurich we decided to go by train. The train was mobbed with skiers returning to Zurich. We had booked seats, so at least we got to sit down, and just like trains in the UK, there was insufficient luggage space. The train had free wifi, but it didn’t […]

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Oldest (and most original?) house in St Anton

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Oldest (and most original?) house in St Anton

Spotted this house on the main street in St Anton (just opposite the Spar supermarket). Is this the oldest, most original house left in St Anton? If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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Hotel Kirchplatz – Dorfstraße 73, St. Anton, Austria

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria with 0 Comments
Hotel Kirchplatz – Dorfstraße 73, St. Anton, Austria

On this visit to St Anton, we decided not to go the usual chalet option but try a hotel instead. The one we picked, after much searching, was Hotel Kirchplatz -Dorfstrasse Nr. 73, St. Anton am Arlberg 6580, Austria, and it was a good little find. The hotel is located near the church in the […]

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