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Remenham Church, Remenham Lane, Remenham, UK

By on July 15, 2015 in UK with 0 Comments
Remenham Church, Remenham Lane, Remenham, UK

Remenham Church, Remenham Lane, Remenham, nr Henley-on-Thames, UK, is a quintessential English village church, with, oddly no village. The village was wiped out by the bubonic plague (the Great Plague) in 1664, and yet the church survived. The church, or Remenham St. Nicholas is in the parish of Remenham. More details on the church can […]

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10 UK train travel tips

By on July 6, 2015 in Travel Tip, UK with 0 Comments
10 UK train travel tips

Train travel in the UK can be expensive, challenging and frustrating. Below are a number of tips, tricks, and some advice, that may help improve your journey/experience. 1. To get the best deals book in advance Train companies often advertise how cheap it is to travel from point A to B, and typically this is […]

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Full House, Friday Street, Henley-on-Thames, UK – the price of chips

By on July 5, 2015 in UK with 0 Comments

Full House, Chinese Restaurant (well, really it is a take-away, or what I would call a ‘chippy’), is located at 10 Friday Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AH, United Kingdom, and it is your standard small town chippy, and it does great chips. During the Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) the town of Henley-on-Thames has […]

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A night out on The Toon (A night out in Newcastle) – food and drink UK style

By on July 13, 2013 in UK with 0 Comments
A night out on The Toon (A night out in Newcastle) – food and drink UK style

Recently I was back in the UK and had the opportunity for a night out on the Toon (Newcastle = The Toon – supposedly it is the way the Geordies say ‘The Town’). So, it was out for some beers… And of course a curry for dinner at LuigiKhan’s. The beer was excellent, the curry was […]

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Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) and Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC)

By on July 6, 2013 in UK with 0 Comments
Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) and Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC)

After my recent trip to Borneo (see Lambir Hills National Park, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia and Borneo and insects…) I flew back to the UK for a few days. Meanwhile, here are some photos and a video from my ‘working’ holiday supporting Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC) ‘A’ at Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) (it is a […]

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Sending a letter to the UK – The Post Office

By on March 5, 2013 in Malaysia, UK with 1 Comment
Sending a letter to the UK – The Post Office

Going to the post office to send a letter to the UK may not seem like a big deal, but it is another part of living in Malaysia… Local post offices are easy to spot as they are labeled with a very distinctive Pos sign.. Inside is the usual type of post office arrangement, a […]

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Getting to the Chamonix Valley, France, from London, UK

By on November 22, 2005 in France, UK with 0 Comments

As I said in the another post, there are 3 options for getting to Chamonix Valley or Morzine: Drive Fly Go by train Driving: This is a non-starter for me. The drive from London to Chamonix Valley or Morzine (I first did a Chamonix drive in the mid-1990s) is long, tedious, tiring, time-consuming and expensive. The route […]

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Travelling from London, UK, to the Chamonix Valley, France

By on January 28, 2005 in France, UK with 0 Comments

Up at 4:30 am, showered, and on the road by 5 am for a 90 minute trip to Dover to catch a ferry to France for the long drive to Chamonix / Les Houches. Snow in UK bad, snow in a ski resort good… What a journey!  The 90-minute drive to Dover took well over 2 […]

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