Colombia Jail Journal Three Irish Republicans - James Monaghan, Martin McCauley, and Niall Connolly - were arrested at Bogota airport by the Colombian...... more
Colombia Jail Journal Three Irish Republicans - James Monaghan, Martin McCauley, and Niall Connolly - were arrested at Bogota airport by the Colombian army, who alleged that they had been training FARC rebels, and were members of the IRA. Almost three years passed in which the three men were held in appalling conditions in several different Colombian jails, all the time in daily danger of assassination by fellow prison... Full description
Advantages: Much better than they used to be. Disadvantages: Still a way to go.
...Well I know that this train company is still listed in Ciao as Connex South Central, but for the last year and a bit, this train service has changed hands. It is now run by a company called Govia, under the new name South Central.
Having been in Brighton now in university for three years I have seen first hand how the train service has been running here. When I arrived, Connex was in charge...
Advantages: Easy to reach by car, free parking, quiet Disadvantages: Not so good if you want to head to the Central Pier or North Shore, little else nearby
...a hotel with parking and go for a weekend.
Eventually I settled upon the Premier Inn Blackpool Central, lured in by the fact it has a large free car park and the "central" in the hotel's title.
Before I proceed with this review I have to take issue with Ciao stating this hotel is called "Blackpool South" - the title is incorrect as Premier Inn call this "Blackpool Central". However all the other...
Advantages: Easy to use, clearly written Disadvantages: Missing some important details, everyone else will have the same book and follow the same advice..
...South America on a shoestring is part of lonely planet's regional guides for those travelling on a budget and I used the 10th edition, published March 2007 which is the most up-to-date version for my trip around that continent this year.
The guide starts with an overview of the continent, from popular intineraries, maps, a brief history and culture section and the basic environment...