Yearly Archives: 2024

Duchenne Dash from London to Paris

Duchenne Dash from London to Paris

It’s been three years since his last cycle tour, but Mr T is finally back on his bike. This time taking part in a charity cycle ride: The Duchenne Dash from London to Paris. Sounds fun? Well, there is a catch. This cycle ride isn’t ‘just’ a leisurely cycle tour. Oh no. The 300km from London to Paris would need to be completed within 24 hours.  

Full disclaimer: As with Mr T’s other cycle rides (like his trip from Cambridge to Norfolk), I am only here to tell the tale. I did not take part myself (you’ve probably guessed that already).

So how did it come about that Mr T signed up for the Duchenne Dash from London to Paris? Especially since he hadn’t done much cycling in the last two years. Keep on reading and you’ll find out. But first things first.

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Where best to park in London?

Where to park in London - Travel for a Living

Faced with the question of where to park a car in London last summer, my initial reaction was ‘WHY?’

I mean, why would any sane person consider taking their car into London? Even though I am living just outside London, I will avoid driving into London at all costs. Instead, I will rely on public transport whenever I can. So why would anyone willingly drive over to the UK to then park in London?

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What to see in Brussels in two hours

Heading to Brussels for the evening? Or have some time to kill before your Eurostar to London? If, for whichever reason, you’ll find yourself in Brussels with a couple of hours spare, how about a little self-guided Brussels in two hours sightseeing tour? After all, there is plenty to see and do in Brussels. And whilst you might not be able to see everything in such a short time, I’ve put together a little itinerary of what to see in Brussels in two hours. 

I’ve recently come back from a work trip to Belgium. Although my appointment wasn’t in Brussels directly, it was easiest for me to travel via Brussels. And for convenience, I’ve arrived the evening before. So that I wouldn’t have to get up at crazy o’clock to catch the first Eurostar out of London. But this wasn’t my first trip to Brussels. Over the years, I’ve been here a few times. Always for work. Once I’ve even done Brussels and back in a day. After all, it takes only two hours on the Eurostar to get from London to Brussels. Quicker than getting to some destinations in England. 

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How much money for a trip to London?

How much money for a trip to London? - Travel for a Living

A question I get asked a lot is how much money you need for a trip to London. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer here. How much money you will need for a trip to London depends on many things. Are you travelling alone or in a group? Do you want to travel cheap or in style? Have an on the go sandwich or a sit down three course meal? Want to stay slap bang in the centre of town or fine to commute in every morning? Take cabs or the tube? All those points will heavily influence the budget you need for your London trip. However, I’ve tried to put together some pointers of how much money is needed for a trip to London. 

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2 Hours in Geneva – a brief Sightseeing Tour

Geneva in two hours - a concise Geneva sightseeing tour - Travel for a Living

I have recently come back from another work trip to Geneva. And decided this was the perfect opportunity to finally share with you my little two hours in Geneva sightseeing tour. After all, there is plenty to see in and around Geneva. So, in case you are planning a trip to Switzerland and are thinking about including Geneva in your itinerary, keep reading. 

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Mother-daughter weekend in Barcelona

First-time itinerary for a weekend in Barcelona - Travel for a Living

Early November it was time for our annual mother-daughter weekend again. After Paris two years ago and Copenhagen last year, this time it would be a weekend in Barcelona. Mum had never been, and I had only visited Barcelona once briefly for work but had not really seen much of the city. The fact that Barcelona still had some half decent weather in early November certainly didn’t hurt either. I mean who would say no to 20 degrees and sunshine when the weather at home is rainy and cold. Let me tell you what we’ve been up to during our weekend in Barcelona. We might not have seen all there is to see in Barcelona, but this first-time itinerary for Barcelona sure did the trick (for us).  

Without further ado, let’s get started.

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