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Michael

About Michael

Arrogance, hostility, parsimony, rapacity, impatience; the five humours of the Englishman abroad are my most positive features and also my guide and solace through tribulations. I delight in coffee, cheese, and the music of Ray Charles, and you can catch me trying to form a queue anywhere from Centraal Station to Hoofddorpplein.

ClauWau Santa Claus Championships

Can’t wait for Santa to drop down your chimney? Then join him on the piste! This is a wicked excuse to bask in the beautiful scenery of the Swiss Alps, feel the thrill of Alpine skiing, and rub shoulders with … Continue reading

London Jazz Festival

If you’re looking for something to warm your cockles on cold November nights you could do much worse than head over to King’s Landing….uh….you know what I mean.

Ultimate guide to New York City Marathon

If you’re heading to New York and don’t fancy shelling out for an open-top tour bus, you could consider running around the city instead. Hoofing it for 26 miles on any terrain can be exhausting, but it’s cheap, it’s good … Continue reading

Ultimate Notting Hill Carnival Guide

Vibrant; vivacious; venereal – London’s reputation spreads far and wide. The streets are paved with gold, the black cabs run on digestive biscuits, and everybody wears a bowler hat. There’s always a lot going here because, whatever the weather, London … Continue reading

Tourism in Amsterdam [Infographic]

Amsterdam: weed, English tourists and prostitutes are immediate associations, but I swear to god there’s other stuff to enjoy. We’ve cobbled together this infographic to give an overview of the tourism activity in Amsterdam. Bloody foreigners – where are you … Continue reading

London 2012 Olympics Quiz

July marks the opening of the London 2012 Olympics. To commemorate the occasion, here’s a quick Olympics quiz to test your sporting knowledge in between more important matters, such as running the country. Ready – set – GO!

Barcelona: top tips for family, romantic and budget travel

Barcelona is the perfect place for a short holiday thanks to its climate, culture and cuisine. We’ve found the top hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants for families, romantics and those on a shoestring. Have a browse and let us know … Continue reading

Top weird theme parks

We had so much fun making the roller coasters blogpost that we’ve been itching to revisit the wonderful world of theme parks. You all know the joys of Thorpe Park, the thrills of Port Aventura, and the exhilaration of Six … Continue reading

More fantastic time lapse videos

Remember those fantastic time-lapse vids we posted? Maaan…what an an effective way to capture the ambience of a city. Last time we had an inspiring look at some major cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. This time we show … Continue reading

Sant Joan in Barcelona competition winner annouced!

What a great response to our latest competition – thanks for all your insights and comments, both on our Facebook page and here on the blog.