The Keelman's Lodge

Grange Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, NE15 8NL, United Kingdom | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Newcastle upon Tyne

Of Tyrants and Travel Plans

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... policies of President Yanukovych, who is now wanted for mass murder. Since then, as I am sure you are all aware, Russia invaded the eastern Ukrainian Province of Crimea, stoking fears of war in the region.

Now as I mentioned geopolitical events can have far reaching consequences - some of these ripples can shatter lives, while others can have infinitely more mundane effects. One such mundane effect is that Nathan and I have had to make a change ...

Dad in Dunelm

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... of the Baltic Gallery. In the afternoon we walked around downtown, and explored Newcastle's New Castle. The Castle was built during the Norman Period to defend the river Tyne, although a fort had existed on the sight in the past. Although once a sprawling defensive complex, only the keep and Black Gate remain as the rest was demolished to make way for the train tracks during the Industrial Revolution.

In the evening, we returned to Durham to have dinner ...

Awesome Steam Trains

A travel blog entry by soniasjourneys

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... or sunny with little wind and temperatures in the 40's.

We suspected the event would be well attended. This week is half-term for the schools so many families took their children to the museum to see the trains. And, our train to Shildon was packed. They had added two additional train cars but it was still standing room only for those passengers who got on the train a few stops after ours.

When we arrived, ...

Aggressive Negotiations

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... the course itself began in earnest. It was taught by an
expert in negotiation from the Netherlands. He is a senior professor at the Clingendael
Diplomatic Academy, which apparently is one of the
top diplomatic academies in Europe. My classmates from the Netherlands told me that all of the big diplomats in the country are educated at Clingendael. I must say this prof. certainly knew his stuff. His talks were punctuated with witty anecdotes, funny jokes and lots of ...

Cultural Exchange

A travel blog entry by karatedude99999

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... wednesday I had a wee interaction with Irish culture, when my good friend Pippa and I went to see Irish standup comedian David O'Doherty at Durham's Gala Theater. David O'Doherty is famous for doing standup while playing the keyboard. He is a really talented comedian, performing a two hour set with no warm up act, and only a brief intermission. His combination of wistful cynicism, self deprecating humour and natural charm made the show a pleasure to watch. He managed to hold ...

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This B&B, located on Grange Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, is near The Sage Gateshead, Cherryburn, The Black Gate, and Path Head Water Mill.
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