Tag Archives: tourism

It’s camping Jim, but not as we know it

We all know what camping is about, don’t we – getting out in the fresh air and back to basics, just you and your little tent, roughing it without the clutter of modern life between you and nature. Etc. Often … Continue reading

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Foot in the crosshairs ……… fire!

Right, you lot. You can stop looking forward to that nice holiday you planned to spend showing friends round your favourite French ski resort. Don’t you realise that what you’re doing is horrifically dangerous? Really, how could you possibly imagine … Continue reading

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Skiing the urban ghetto

Finally the French school holidays have petered out and we’re back to some semblance of peace and quiet, thank God. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend for people to come on holiday the week after all the schools have gone back, … Continue reading

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How much?! I’ve bought cars for less than that.

Now, I don’t know about anyone else out there, but if I’m going to go on holiday I generally do a bit of basic research first. Surf the web looking for appealing accommodation, interesting things to do, likelihood of it … Continue reading

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The end of days should be more impressive than this.

The end if the world continues to draw very slowly nigh, apparently, what with ratings agencies picking on France, Greece continuing not to tell the bankers they lost their bet and tough titty, Eurocrats sticking their fingers in their ears … Continue reading

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How to buy a lift ticket. Part II.

I thought I more or less had this covered in last year’s post, but now that the festive hordes have finally turned up after a Christmas presumably spent stuffing their faces at home with the family, it would appear that … Continue reading

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Hair shirts for his highness

According to the Royal-watchers this week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have cancelled their ski holiday for fear of upsetting the hoi polloi in advance of impending economic meltdown and subsequent zombie apocalypse. “William and Catherine appreciate that not … Continue reading

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Careers advice from Mr Miliband

It used to be a bit of sport for local hacks or random members of the public to tease politicians on the election trail about their ignorance of the cost of everyday grocery items. Prospective candidate clueless regarding the price … Continue reading

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My hovercraft is full of eels

On of the big irritations of wintersports, judging from detailed observation of your holiday punter, is the fact that they have to be done in Johnny Foreignerland. And before you all think here she goes again doing the superior expat … Continue reading

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Absolutely marvellous! Or not.

It’s a strange fact that people rarely visit tourist attractions when said sites are just next door and require minimal time, effort and expense, when on the other hand they’ll go to great lengths and fork over wedges of cash … Continue reading

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