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At around this time last year I set myself some targets in a post called ‘Ten Things To Do in 2014′. Now is the time to review how I did. 1. Purchase Domain Name I managed to complete this task …

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Great year! Hope 2015 has just as good of a list! PS love the site... more
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One of the many reasons to visit Riga is to look and experience the “Art Nouveau” buildings. Art Nouveau was a movement that was at its most popular between 1890-1910. It was considered to be a total art style. It …

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Riga is one the best places to witness Art Nouveau. You will enjoy it. more
Beth Williams says:
I love Art Nouveau! I’ve never been to Riga, but it seems like they have... more
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One of the questions I am often asked is why do I stay in hostels? I cannot think why because I feel that the answer speaks for itself. There are several reasons why are hostels suitable for the middle-aged traveller. …

midlifewanderlust196... says:
Thanks Grace, you are correct it is about attitude. If you are open to new... more
midlifewanderlust196... says:
Thanks for replying. It always amazed me the people you meet in hostels. It has... more
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November was a case of getting my head down and moving forward. In post reflecting on October I mentioned that I had something positive happen to me. Now I feel I am in a position to share that with you. …

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Seagulls Garret Hostel

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My base while I stayed in Riga was the Seagulls Garret Hostel. The location was excellent being both close to the Old Town and the bus station. The hostel itself is relatively new first opening in July 2013. From reading …

 

House of the Blackheads

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One of the most colourful and historical buildings in Riga is the House of the Blackheads [Melngalvju nams]. Located in the old town of Riga, the original building was built during the 14th century for a group known as the …

 

Covent Garden

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This walk took me around Covent Garden. This area is very popular with the hoards of tourists that visit London. The walk started off at Leicester Square tube station. I turned right into Great Newport Street. Originally I took the …

 

Abney Park Cemetery

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Abney Park Cemetery was opened in 1840 as a model garden cemetery. Originally it was parkland dating from the eighteenth century and was named after Lady Mary Abney. It is also one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries of London. As …

 

Stoke Newington

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This is another in the occasional series of London Walks. This particular walk took me around Stoke Newington. I took the overground train from Liverpool Street to Stoke Newington. When I left the railway station I crossed the road and …

 

10 Favourite Travel Songs

Music plays an important role in my life especially with travelling. When I am travelling I am always listening to good music. It is one of the reasons for living. The following are my 10 favourite travel songs. They are …