Vatican City Holidays is very quiet and positioned about 200m from Vatican City and Piazza San Pietro, where you can listen to the Popeā€™s...... more
Vatican City Holidays is very quiet and positioned about 200m from Vatican City and Piazza San Pietro, where you can listen to the Popeā€™s speech and special masses, apart from having the opportunity of admiring the Cappella Sistina.
Corgi Toys was launched in 1956 as the diecast toy car wing of the Mettoy company.A hugely successful brand and a genuine cultural touchstone the company...... more
Corgi Toys was launched in 1956 as the diecast toy car wing of the Mettoy company.A hugely successful brand and a genuine cultural touchstone the company produced some of the most iconic playthings ever manufactured.Initially the company produced scale models of production vehicles of the day but some of the most fondly remembered and commercially successful Corgi toys were cars from films and from TV series. The James Bond Aston Martin DB5 holds the record for being the best selling toy car of all time.Many of the features that are common on toy cars today clear windows opening doors detailed interiors and removable wheels were all pioneered by Corgi. This commitment to innovation providing their young customers with a previously unimagined level of detail explains why the brand is not only highly prized by collectors but also enjoys unparalleled goodwill with the population at large. Gibsons jigsaw puzzles are made from 100 recycled high quality puzzle board. Puzzle
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...