The Acropolis and the saga of the Parthenon Marbles

On my first visit to Athens I of course went to the Acropolis. How could you not. This ancient monument is so well known that there was the danger of it not living up to a lifetime of expectations. Fortunately I was more impressed than I thought I would be. After my Athens visit I […]

Hotel Review: The Paramount Hotel – A budget hotel in Earls Court, London

Hotel Name: The Paramount Hotel Address: 50 Nevern Square, Earls Court, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. I stayed at the The Paramount Hotel in London. I booked it online for the rate of £40 per night (approximately $50 USD). Earls Court is one of my preferred areas to stay in London, especially if I’m […]

Hotel Review: OYO Belgravia Rooms, London

Hotel Name: OYO Belgravia Rooms Address: 104 Ebury Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom. I stayed at the OYO Belgravia Rooms in London. I booked it online at the rate of £47 per night ($59.66 USD) and picked it for its location near Victoria Station. 47 pounds doesn’t get you much in terms of hotel rooms […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Olympia – a budget hotel in Earls Court, London

Hotel Name: Hotel Olympia Address: 49 Earls Court Square, Earls Court, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. I stayed at the Hotel Olympia in London. I booked it for its location in Earls Court, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in London when I’m on a short visit. Earls Court used to […]

Beaver Hotel review – A mid-range hotel in Earl’s Court, London

Hotel Name: Beaver Hotel Address: 57-59 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. I stayed at the Beaver Hotel in Earl’s Court, London. I booked online and picked it for its location in Earl’s Court. The hotel is on the backside of the Underground station, not far from the former Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre […]

Where I’m At: Cape Town – May 2016

Greetings from Cape Town and a slightly later-than-usual edition of Where I’m At; my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. I tip my hat to the bloggers who can blog and travel at the same time. I’ve been on the road all month and have barely […]

Hostel Review: Hatters Manchester, Manchester – UK

Hostel Name: Hatters Manchester Address: 50 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2EA, United Kingdom I stayed at Hatters Manchester hostel in Manchester. I booked online 16.50 GBP ($23 USD) and booked it for its location, which is an easy walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The hostel occupies a grand old warehouse building that stands alone […]

Accommodation Review: Arena House Liverpool

Accommodation Name: Arena House Liverpool Address: 82-84 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5AA, United Kingdom. I stayed at Arena House Liverpool and I booked online at the rate of £25.20 per night ($36 USD) for a single room. Coincidentally that was exactly the same amount I paid the night before for an 8-bed dorm in London. […]

Hostel Review: Equity Point London Hostel, London – UK

Hostel Name: Equity Point London Hostel Address: 100-102 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, London, W2 6QE, United Kingdom. I stayed at the Equity Point Hostel in London. I booked online at £25.20 per night ($36 USD). I had stayed here a few years ago and remembered it to be a decent hostel (by London’s standards) so […]

Hostel Review: Londonears Hostel, London

Hostel Name: Londonears Hostel Address: 1 Barkston Gardens, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom I stayed at the Londonears Hostel in Earls Court, London. I booked it for its location, which is near the Earls Court tube station. I was leaving early the next morning for Heathrow airport, and the Piccadilly line runs through Earls Court to […]