The Portland Hotel
Travel Blogs from Buxton
18. Write a travel blog ✅ (your are reading it!)
19. Visit the outback in Australia
20. Go on a sleeper train
21. Fly first class
22. Stay in a tree house
23. Watch a meteor shower
24. Own a tortoise
25 Do a taster menu
26. Go on the euro star
27. Go on the orient express
28. Get married
29. Bake a cake from scratch
30. Go on a yacht for a night
... of producing and disposing of the things we persuade ourselves we need. I'm also aware that the relative modesty of the belongings we've decided to keep is still totally unattainable for most people. First resolution: I will try to become less materialistic and appreciate what I have. Dorette is determined to use the wedding card to blag our way onto business class. I will be loitering somewhere, sheepishly out of ...
For those of you who don't already know, our overland camper was originally a Land Rover Defender Ambulance. The previous owner had it re-sprayed orange. We would never have chosen that colour, but we have got used to it. Apart from the ambulance stretchers having been removed, the inside was untouched. Our ideals for ...
The flight to London was as uncomfortable as any 9 hour flight could be. However, the bigger ordeal was the train ride from Heathrow to Basildon where Shilpa's brother lives. It takes 3 train changes and about 2 1/2 hours to reach there. Now, all that would have been okay if we didn't have 7 pieces and about 250 lb. of luggage with us. All those workout sessions came ...
... it is actually hard to tell and it doesn't last long.
The next stage is more challenging, considering our almost non existent French. We will have to be resourceful and read the signs carefully but we just pretend we are on the Amazing Race and but hopefully more sensitive to the culture. I feel excited now as we begin to explore all the places we have been researching at the dining room table at home for so ...