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Ko Samui Airport 25/05/2010

Tropical Paradise

Ko Samui Airport I travelled through Ko Samui airport when visiting Ko Samui in October 2007. I have travelled through quite a few airports in my time but I have to say that Ko Samui Airport is the quaintest and most picturesque airport I have had the pleasure to visit. The first thing that stuck me about Ko Samui Airport was that fact that it blends perfectly into the tropical surroundings and doesnt really look like an airport at all. The airport consists of several building with straw roofs, and a lot of the buildings are left open air. For example, one of the departure lounges has loads of comfy seating areas which are out in the open, meaning that while you are sitting waiting for your flight, you can enjoy the fresh air and warmth of Ko Samui. There were no walls or doors, just glass sheets overhead which help to shade people from the sun. The security procedures were pretty similar to procedures in all other airports, your baggage is scanned upon entering the airport and you are asked all the usual security questions when checking your luggage in. There are several information boards dotted around the airport providing you with information regarding your flights. Be warned, there is no announcement to let you know when your flight is boarding so keep a close eye on the boards and follow the instructions for your flight. There was a small Duty Free shop which was air conditioned. Although small, this still sold all the usual items such as perfume and alcohol although it did ...

Band Of Brothers (Tin) (DVD) 26/06/2009

United in War

Band Of Brothers (Tin) (DVD) Here, I will be reviewing Band of Brothers... This is based on a Bestseller by Stephen E Ambrose. This is a true story put onto the small screen by the collaboration of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. This critically acclaimed, award winning mini-series follows the epic heart rending story of the mission of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S Army. Set in World War Two, and one of its early Platoon leaders, Richard Winters. The Bestseller is based on Ambrose's research and recorded interviews with easy Company veterans. Some of the episodes have had some literary licence which obviously highlights differences with the history and the film version, but never the less is a cracking series. All the characters in the mini-series are portrayed on actual members of Easy Company. There is a nice little touch at the end of the last episode where some of them can be seen in pre-recorded interviews and they just tell you of some of the moments of courage and togetherness that grew between these 'Brothers' during there time together facing death and the enemy. Experiences drawn from the survivors of easy company as well as soldier's journals and letters home, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men who knew extraordinary bravery and fear. The cast The cast of the mini-series are as follows: Kirk Acevedo, Eion Bailey, Dale Dye, Scott Grimes and David Schwimmer (of 'Friends' fame).This has been recreated with stunning special ...

Good Will Out - Embrace 02/06/2009

There is alot of Good in this Album

Good Will Out - Embrace This was Embraces debut album, and it was this album and the tracks on it that really propelled this group from Brighouse in West Yorkshire onto the world of Brit Pop. The group consists of 5 members ( although the line -up has changed over the years) and the linch pin for their creativity is the McNamara brothers. They were ably assisted in producing the album with Martin Glover who among other groups of the time, worked very closely with groups such as The verve and the Australian group Crowded House ( who i must admit am a great fan of them as well!). The Album is very influenced by the sound of Crowded House in the very good harmonies produced with the lead singer being Danny McNamara,this moved them on from being an Indie band to one who really brought the slow ballady numbers back to the fore. The album/songs are mostly dominated by orchestra backing and acoustic guitars,and this really gives an even feel to the music and keeps it very meloncolic in its deliverance. The whole musical vocabulary of instruments are used, in both the way the drums ,and Bass really compliment the string arrangements in several of the songs on the album.And the use of piano really isnt drowned out of any of the songs to a point were you can really apprieciate its use to great effect. The tracks on the album ,considering its a debut album are outstanding ,and to me the most moving and brilliantly put together ones are: 'Come Back To What You Know' and 'My Weakness Is None ...

Brown Brothers Cienna 08/07/2008

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Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower, Kuala Lumpur 20/03/2008

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London Eye, London 16/03/2008

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Sheraton Skyline Hotel - London Heathrow Airport 15/03/2008

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The Roman Painted House, Dover 09/03/2008

The Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House, Dover I have lived in Dover, Kent my entire life and to be honest, we don't have that many great attractions here. One that we do have, is The Roman Painted House. The Roman Painted House The Roman Painted House in Dover is the modern equivalent of a hostel and was discovered in 1970 by The Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. They soon found out that this discovery was to be of important significance to the history of Roman Britain. The Roman Painted House is extremely well preserved and had many finds inside that were also in very good condition. It took The Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit a total of 22 years to excavate the entire house due to its size and all thw work that went into digging it up. There was more than 20,000 fragments of painted walls found inside the building which provided historians of a better understanding of the Roman way of life. There is a total of five rooms and in each one you can see various painted walls inside. The walls are really well preserved and are about 4 - 8 feet high. You can see the finely painted pictures on the walls clearly and this really is an outstanding feature of this attraction. There is also a very well preserved Hypocaust that shows graphically the roman central heating system and how efficient it was. It has been discovered that The Roman Painted House was built around 200 AD and over the next century, it was extensively altered, this was both for civil and military purposes. There is free parking provided. ...

The Roman Quay Pub, Dover 06/03/2008

The Roman Quay

The Roman Quay Pub, Dover The Roman Quay pub in Dover is located about a minutes walk from the market square of Dover town. It is also only a 5 minute walk from Dover Priory train station and a minutes walk from the main bus station meaning it very easy to get to. The Pub The pub consists of two sections, with the main entrance being in the middle of the pub. From this entrance, you can choose to go either left on right depending on what side of the pub you wish to go. There are also two more entrances, one to either side of the pub. Both sides of the pubs have a bar which is laid out in the shape of a circle between the two sides of the pub. One side is smaller that the other and in here there is a pool table and several rows of tables and seats which are laid out around the outside of the pub with the pool table at the far end. The other side of the pub is about twice the size of the other half. In here, there are stalls up near the bar where people can sit, and there are also seats all around the outside of the pub. At the far end there is a small stage and this is used to karaoke nights and for any bands that play here. Also on this side there is a small area which also resembles a cave; in here there are a leather sofa and two arm chairs which are really comfortable. The bar inside is an average size large with ample seating. On this side of the pub there are three TV screens which are mounted on the walls. The Roman Quay often shows sorting events such as Football and Rugby ...

BaaBars Nightclub, Canterbury 04/03/2008

A Great Night Out!!

BaaBars Nightclub, Canterbury BaaBar's nightclub is located directly opposite Canterbury East train station, which is about a 5 minute walk from the City Centre. BaaBar's is the largest nightclub in Canterbury's and is spread across three floors which each floor having a different type of music playing. Each room also has its own name. BaaBars BaaBar's is on the ground floor and is open 7 days a week. In here, they play chart music. On this level there is a large dance floor and plenty of seating areas including tables and chairs, stalls at the bar and comfortable leather sofas. In the middle of the room there is a massive plasma screen TV and most sporting games such as Cricket, Football and Rugby are shown here. There are also 14 smaller TVs which means that everyone can watch the game no matter where they are sitting. There are two small bars on this level each serving a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. Downstairs from this level are the males and female toilets for BaaBars and to the left of the toilets is the cloakroom where you can leave you coats and bags for the price of £1 per item. The Works is located on the second floor and the music in here is R&B. This floor is only open on Friday and Saturday nights and always seems to be very popular. There is a small bar to the left of the dance floor as you walk in; again this serves a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. There are also toilets as you enter the room, located behind the dance floor. The dance floor is fairly small in ...

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Centre, Dover 03/03/2008

De Bradlei Wharf Shopping Centre

De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Centre, Dover Location The De Bradelei Wharf in Dover, is located in Cambridge Road which is just off the main A20 dual carriageway. It is only a ten inute walk from the train station and a fifteen minute walk from the main bus station. It is about a five minute walk from Dover Town Centre market square. De Bradelei Wharf This shopping outlet is built in the historic Wellington Dock area of the town which is just behind the sea front with ample pay and display parking. If you buy something in store, the cost of your parking will be refunded. The cost of the pay and display is £2.50. There are plenty of disabled parking bays too. The entrance is constructed on decking which runs the full length of the complex on one side. Here you can sit outside and enjoy the hanging baskets which are put out in the summer months. The De Bradelei Wharf Shopping Centre offers you top fashion designer outfits with up to 70% off. Some of the named fashion manufacturers are Ben Sherman, Timberland, Tog 24, Quicksilver, and Jaques Vert to name a few and can be found during the walk through the outlet along its length. The Outlet also sells pottery, crystals, household goods, footwear and china ware. The outlet is fairly spacious and doesn't feel cluttered or crowded in any way, staff are very helpful and friendly. There is a coffee shop inside the Wharf and sells hot drinks, dinners and snacks. Here you can rest your feet and also let the children play in the indoor play area. The opening ...

Cafe Tramvaj 11, Prague, Czech Republic 28/02/2008

The Tram Cafe

Cafe Tramvaj 11, Prague, Czech Republic Whilst on holiday in Prague myself and my girlfriend were wondering back to our apartment after a day of sight seeing and we came across the Tram Café in Wenceslas Square. We decided to pop in for a quick drink and warm ourselves up. The Tram Café. The Tram Café is situated in the far end of Wenceslas Square in the City of Prague. Wenceslas Square is one of the major tourist attractions in Prague and is marked on every map so finding this unusual café shouldn't be too hard, although we literally stumbled across it by accident on our walk home. The Trams which make up the Tram Café were are trams that were once in use within the City of Prague. Tram number 11 used to operate at the Vaclavska Square from the beginning of the 20th century up until 1974. The motor tram car number 2077 was made in 1927 in Prague and was first used within the City. Later, it was given to the Public Transport Museum. In 2000, it was brought back to Prague and was carefully renovated. The trams are placed side by side with a little walkway connecting the two. In one tram there are seating areas, and in the other tram there is a bar with more seating areas and also the toilets. Menu The café is only fairly small so we were surprised to see that, considering its size, it still had quite a varied menu. The café sells various drinks including wines, beer, international spirits such as baileys and Malibu and soft drinks such as coke and sprite. A selection of milkshakes including vanilla and ...

Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction, Canterbury, Kent 26/02/2008

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Magic Buddha Garden 24/02/2008

Magic Buddha Garden

Magic Buddha Garden Myself and my girlfriend visited the Magic Buddha Garden whilst in Thailand on October 2007. We visited this attraction as fair of a Jungle Tour, where we visited several attractions in one day while travelling round the island and we paid £20 each for this trip which we thought was very reasonable. Some of the roads you need to travel on to get to this attraction are very bumpy so I would assume that you will need to hire a 4 x 4 vehicle if you are wishing to travel here without a tour. This attraction is marked on all the tourist maps so it would be easy to find. Inside The Garden The Buddha Garden is set within a valley and inside you will find statues of mythical creatures, statues of spirits and of course, Buddha statues. There is a waterfall which runs through the middle of the Buddha Garden and lots of trees and vegetation growing inside and over head which means that areas of the garden are shady, giving visitors a bit of a break from the heat of Thailand! There is a tiny house in the middle of the Buddha Garden which you can have a look around. It is derelict and there isnt much to see to be honest. The house was split into two levels with a small staircase joining them, but there was only one small room on each level. You can have your photos taken with the statues inside, and there is a section where there are around 50 statues on a formation, this seemed to be a popular place to have your photo taken. In total, walking round the Buddha Garden took around ...

Na Tian Butterfly Garden, Ko Samui, Thailand 20/02/2008

Beautiful Butterfly Garden's

Na Tian Butterfly Garden, Ko Samui, Thailand Na Tian Butterfly Garden is located on the south east coast of Ko Samui. We took a taxi to this attraction which cost us £10 for a return journey which seemed fair as the Butterfly Garden was on the other side of the island from where we were staying. Entrance to the Butterfly Gardens was cheap; we paid about £2 each for the admission costs. Samui Butterfly Gardens are totally enclosed by netting and the grounds on the gardens are sloped upwards with several staircases leading you to the highest point of the Gardens. Inside, the gardens are thick with vegetation and there are literally hundreds of different species of butterflies to see, as well as various species of dragonflies. One thing I have to say is that you need to be fairly fit to visit this attraction as the grounds are sloped with pretty steep stairs leading you up to the next level. Unfortunately there is no disabled access. We visited the Butterfly Gardens about 2pm when it was boiling hot and we literally sweated our way around the gardens! If I were to visit this attraction again, I would go either earlier or later in the day, when the sun is not as hot. As you enter the gardens, you follow the pathways around the garden and eventually come to the dreaded stairs! The stairs take you to the next level of the gardens where you can view the Bee House. Inside the Bee House there are glass panels inside the Bee Hives where visitors can view the hyperactive behaviour of the bees in a safe environment. From ...
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