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London to Sydney – Homeward Bound

Make no mistake about London – it’s quirky, fun and a city I love. At Trafalgar Square I have no idea why there’s a blue rooster here, but thought it was quite intriguing.

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The Royal Horse Guards with rider-less bikes in the foreground.

St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

On my way to meet up with friends for lunch and a few bevvies.

At Fleet Street, London. The literary figures Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton and Dr. Johnson are all said to have been ‘regulars’.


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At the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese with author/writer Vitali Vitaliev (left), who is another train enthusiast and we chatted later about further rail journeys in 2015. At right is Alexander Boot, one of my favourite bloggers who ‘tells it as he sees it’. Check out his post relating to Sydney’s recent terrorist activity. http://alexanderboot.com/content/sydney-could-come-london-says-dave
I know I’m heading home to a country which has never experienced this type of action before.

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Some things never change, just like I can never pick navy-blue stockings for being black (until it’s too late), I am at times a nervous traveller particularly with long-haul flights. Trying to relax before the arduous flight home with Qantas Airways. Twenty-two hours from gate to gate … Transit time in Dubai is less than two hours which makes QF one of the best airlines to travel with. Three months away will seem like a dream when I return to Down Under.

Not to be disappointed with the Qantas crew going home, they were fantastic and really embraced the spirit of Christmas. Big thanks to Jean-Luc from London to Dubai and Anne and the team from Dubai to Sydney who made the journey home comfortable and bearable.

From Monaco onto the World Travel Market in London

What better way to go out of Monaco to Nice than by Heli Air Monaco? In Monaco there’s a complimentary Shuttle Service from your home to the heliport and return.

The pilot just doing his job, but what a view? Hard day at the office …


Heading into Nice Airport to land.

Back in London for the World Travel Market.

Onto the Heathrow Express for a quick ride into Paddington; had a sneak look at first class.
Excel London – one of the largest exhibition spaces you’ll ever see! Need to change at Canning Town station.

Rail Europe well represented to give expert advice on all European journeys by train with associated services and benefits.

Lake Bled, on my hit list when I’m back in Europe soon after.

Love meine Mutti country without doubt.

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Not sure who you are, but you’re hot!

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Keep up the great work, Big Bus Company!

Only had one glass bubbly and think I’m seeing double. Wonderful to see Fiji Tourism so far from home.

Duncan Webb, Chief Commercial Officer of the Onyx Hospitality Group discussing the Ozo hotel brand.

Caught up with Vicki Holt from Visit Flanders.


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Oman Tourism, you do it so well.

And there was all this to taste …