Archive for the ‘Corner of Random’ Category

The 21 Best Hotels in the World

The 21 Best Hotels in the World

…..this is a list of the top 21 hotels my wife and I have stayed in so far.  Although we are not ones to linger long in any hotel, it’s still one of the factors that makes or breaks a holiday.   From rustic log cabins to super-opulent 5-star resorts, crumbling colonial-era relics to gleaming […]

10 Reasons to Visit…..Indonesia!

10 Reasons to Visit…..Indonesia!

A fascinating archipelago, unique, ancient cultures, prehistoric beasts, great food, real off-the-beaten-track adventure, and a warm people make Indonesia an incredible place to visit.  Here are my top 10 reasons based on my own personal experiences….but I know there are many more places I should visit.  Your suggestions are very welcome! 1. Gunung Bromo This […]

10 Reasons to Visit…..the Philippines!

10 Reasons to Visit…..the Philippines!

I absolutely adore the Philippines.  It has so much to offer.  Beautiful beaches, world-class diving, incredible landscapes, volcanos, rivers, lakes and great trekking, rich culture….and that little touch of Spanish influence that makes the people dance, sing, and among the friendliest in Asia.  Add to that the fact that it is still very much off-the-beaten-track […]

50 Reasons to love the world

50 Reasons to love the world

I read an interesting article about this on the BBC, so I thought I’d add my own 50 reasons to love the world.   Honourable mentions must go to amazing experiences I’ve had in Mexico, Ireland, Holland, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Jordan, Maldives….the list goes on!  I need to do another 50! What are yours?   […]

Inspiring thought of the day….

Inspiring thought of the day….

“I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, […]

Places that are more British than Britain….

Places that are more British than Britain….

…it’s not hard these days!  Here are some of them…More British than Britain?

World’s Prettiest Places!

Here is what somewhat from Forbes has compiled.  It’s all subjective really.  I’ve been to only 3 on this list, Petra, Rio and Bagan.  The others look amazing!  Time to save some money!  I’ll put up a list of my Top 10 most beautiful places (based on my personal experience so far!) in a short […]

David Haye vs Dereck Chisora intelligent netizen banter

A fantastic conversation between netizens of the world! Read and enjoy the absolute stupidity! Praise the internet for letting these fools hide behind their screen names (‘MrMrSweetGuy is my favourite idiot in this conversation), for now they have a voice! Rejoice in the future of the planet full of morons like these! And what of […]

Song of the Week – Black Keys – The Only One

Song of the Week – Black Keys – The Only One

Trawling through my downloads I occasionally stumble on something that deserves a repeat play.  And another.  And another.  ‘The Only One’ by the Black Keys, an American blues-rock duo, is such a song.  Simple but effective, finely crafted, lovely cooing falsetto over a dreamy, whirring backdrop of organ and a perfectly-paced, almost lazy guitar melody […]

Hobbits

Hobbits

  Dwarfs. Midgets. Leprechauns. Gnomes. Pygmys. Lilliputians. Tom Thumbs. Bantams. Hobbits. Ah…..‘little people’, surely some of the most fascinating of God’s creatures! Some people fear them, thinking them sinister, conniving, evil somehow, like the troll who lives under the bridge in Three Billy Goats Gruff. Others love them, thinking them cute, cuddly and playful, like […]

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