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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 quick visit to the UK… for a wedding – Christchurch, UK

By on June 1, 2014 in UK with 0 Comments
A quick visit to the UK… for a wedding – Christchurch, UK

Just made a quick weekend visit to the UK to attend a wedding – I must be mad, over 40 hours of travelling for around 40 hours in the UK. However, it was good to be back, if only for a short time. In Malaysia, the Cadbury chocolate has something in it (wax?) to stop […]

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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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A big trip: Skiing in New Zealand and some trains – all booked

By on June 7, 2007 in Australia, New Zealand, Travel Tip, UK

The next big trip is all booked… The Plan: Fly from the UK to Australia and spend a few days staying with friends, and a week or so travelling around Australia. Fly from Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand to ski four local ski areas (Treble Cone, The Remarkables, Coronet and Cardrona). Fly from Queenstown to […]

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Day 1: UK to Geneva and then on to Les Deux Alpes, France

By on March 6, 2007 in France, Switzerland, UK with 0 Comments

So far so good, all went very well. The trip went well; the flight was only delayed for 40 minutes, car hire worked a treat (20 mins to pick it up and get on the road). The drive to Les Deux Alpes was uneventful. I asked the GPS unit for the quickest route and let it […]

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Day 8: Corvara to Venice and on to Heathrow – Italian Petrol Pump

By on February 10, 2007 in Italy, UK

The Drive The drive back from Corvara to Venice was uneventful. It was a great drive, and we really got to appreciate the mountains (first drive through the area in daylight). You are surprisingly high up in the Dolomites, and the roads and the small Italian villages make it an interesting and challenging drive. The […]

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