Campanile Hotel Basildon - East of London
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... come relatively easy. Five weeks ago, mass protests in Bangkok against the government forced the prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, to call an early election. Her Pheu Thai party, which is the third incarnation of a party founded by her brother, the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was prepared to win it. And so the protesters, led by Suthep Thaugsuban, a former deputy prime minister of the opposition Democrat Party, returned to the streets ...
... The market was very large and sprawling and although the weather was appalling, I was able to wander around and take some great pictures. I was not however able to find my way to the slum area (not easy to ask for directions to the local slum) but I will endeavor to find my way there this time. It looks like a good walk so I will probably take a taxi bike depending on how much time I have. The area is not the safest in Bangkok ...
Whilst I make the trip to San Jose regularly, this will be my first visit to Baguio, the summer capital of The Philippines. Located over 5200 feet above sea level, Baguio crowns the Cordillera Central Mountain Range in the north of Luzon and is much cooler that the lowlands with daytime temperatures around 20 degrees and night time temperatures dropping to around 14 degrees. Rainfall for November is usually much lower than the UK summer ...
... today. Apparently, the Queen gives every staff member a Christmas present, and they have staff parties with all the Royal Family. Man, are they hiring? I gotta check :p
It was a bank holiday today so the lineup was a bit longer than usual. Upon entering the palace, we found ourselves in looking at Queen Mary's Dollhouse, a gigantic and very detailed miniature masterpiece.
The dollhouse, which is over three feet tall, was completed ...
the wrong place or not crossing the road when the green man flashes. The Police seem quite regimented in their
crowd control, but there are a large
number of people watching, at least 5, 000, so there really is a need to keep
it orderly. Adelaide turned into “Ferrel
Sheryl” about half way into the ceremony and we actually found it quite hot in
the full sun. So we retreated to St