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Month: October 2012

One to avoid … Cairn Hotel, Newcastle

One to avoid … Cairn Hotel, Newcastle

I didn’t realise my friend Mark was a slow learner until I read his report on Trip Adviser . . . “Stupidly I have stayed in this hotel 3 times. And every time I go back I remember why I wasn’t going to go back again!!! On my last visit, October 2012 my bathroom door had a hole in it which looked like it was created by a previous occupant’s fist. As it happened the hole was irrelevant as the…

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Can You Trust This Indian Travel Company? We Don’t.

Can You Trust This Indian Travel Company? We Don’t.

We had an agreement with Rare Holidays, an Indian travel company, to create an advertisement for them which we did, including several amendments and inclusions they insisted upon. In return they agreed pay just US$97 to advertise in traveljunkies for one year. We kept our side of the agreement and created their advert but after 3 months running  their advert they still didn’t pay and they have now said  “cancel our request”. They have come up with excuses about why they…

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Our Whale Watching Trip In Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia

Our Whale Watching Trip In Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia

  Even though it was getting towards the end of the season before the Humpback whales head south to the Antarctic for the summer, Maureen and I together with our daughter Alison, her partner Matt, and our 2 year old grandson Matari took a whale watching trip from Hervey Bay, and what a trip it was.   Goodbye Hervey Bay, known as the whale watching capital of the world, is a huge bay in South East Queensland, Australia, protected from…

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Join The Folks Visiting The Great Wall Of China

Join The Folks Visiting The Great Wall Of China

  Huge crowds of tourists pack on to the Badaling Great Wall of China on Wednesday as extended national holidays brought many attractions to a virtual standstill. The China Tourism Academy estimated there would be 362 million travelers on the move this holiday. (Rex) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please leave a comment to tell us what you think. Thank you Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Jazz in Prague

Jazz in Prague

Jazz Republic Club http://www.jazzrepublic.cz/en/  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please leave a comment to tell us what you think. Thank you Cliff Chapman www.traveljunkies.com New places to go, good value accommodation, great activities and exciting things to do. Get a free listing in traveljunkies for your travel or activities business!

Things To Do For Free In Prague

Things To Do For Free In Prague

Free Things to do on Prague City Breaks   The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is one of the most popular cities to visit on a city break. It has the largest castle complex in Europe, a notorious reputation for nightlife holidays and some of the most romantic views in the world. However, with mass popularity comes tourist traps and hiked up prices, and your cheap weekend to Prague can become very expensive, very quickly. Avoid paying extra, with…

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Is Disneyworld For You?

Is Disneyworld For You?

Disneyworld Orlando Florida It is approaching that time of year where Halloween is just around the corner but where will you be travelling for it this year? Last year, I went to Disneyworld Orlando Florida and loved being out in the USA again. I can never get enough of the sunny state of Florida as it is beautiful and adventurous. I have been to Disneyworld four times in my life and every time I go it gets better and better,…

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Discover Amsterdam’s Bars & Cafes #2 – Café de Dokter (Doctor)

Discover Amsterdam’s Bars & Cafes #2 – Café de Dokter (Doctor)

The second in a series of extracts from Paul Clutterbuck’s book Inside Amsterdam in which he re-visits some of his old haunts. Café de Dokter (Doctor) Rozenboomsteeg 4 1012 PR Amsterdam Tel: 020-6242582 Hours: Tue-Sat 4pm-1am Sun-Mon CLOSED Beer: 4 draft and 4 bottled Wine: House red, white, rose Whiskies a house speciality Food: Dutch Snacks (particularly smoked beef sausage); fresh orange juice 200 years old and uniquely Dickensian Where to start? Firstly the café was founded in 1798 by a doctor from…

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