Jane’s Midlife Journey

Zagreb 1 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Day 1 Drive to ZagrebZrinjevacStrossmayer SquareB&B at 4City WindowsCathedral of the AssumptionDolac MarketTrg Bana JelačićaFunicular RailwayMuseum of Broken RelationshipsSt Mark’s Church Attractions 1 Zrinjevac 2 Strossmayer Square 3 Cathedral of the Assumption 4 Dolac Market 5 Trg Bana Jelačića 6 Funicular Railway 7 Museum of Broken Relationships 8 St Mark’s Church Zagreb Day 1 Drive to Zagreb Today is our third and final visit to Croatia, to the capital city of Zagreb. It’s all motorway, so progress is rapid but dull. After days of yearning for a decent road as we picked our way along Bosnian goat tracks and … Continue reading Zagreb 1 Day Itinerary

Santiago 3 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Flight to SantiagoLa Calma de RitaDinner at La Calma de Rita Day 1 Concha y Toro Travel to SantiagoBellapart Apartment Day 2 Palacio de la MonedaPlaza de ArmasSantiago CathedralCerro Santa Lucia Day 3 Cerro San CristóbalCable CarJapanese GardenCostanera CentreSculpture Park Attractions 1 Concha y Toro 2 Palacio de la Moneda 3 Plaza de Armas 4 Santiago Cathedral 5 Cerro Santa Lucia 6 Cerro San Cristóbal 7 Cable Car 8 Japanese Garden 9 Costanera Centre 10 Sculpture Park Flight to Santiago Today we fly to Santiago, then have to travel 33 miles from the airport to our ‘hotel’ in Pirque. … Continue reading Santiago 3 Day Itinerary

Phnom Penh 2 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Bus to Phnom PenhPlantation Urban ResortDrinks and Dinner at Panorama Mekong Hostel Day 1 The Killing Fields of Choeung EkTuol Sleng Genocide MuseumThe Royal Palace Day 2 National Museum of CambodiaWalk along the MekongBus to Siem Reap Attractions 1 The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek 2 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum 3 The Royal Palace 4 National Museum of Cambodia 5 Walk along the Mekong Bus to Phnom Penh It seemed like a good idea at the time; a six hour bus trip from Siem Reap to the capital, Phnom Penh. It’s only 199 miles, so that’s an average of … Continue reading Phnom Penh 2 Day Itinerary

Sofia 3 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Day 1 Flight to SofiaArena di Serdica Boutique HotelSveti Nikolai Russian ChurchPresident’s BuildingAleksander Nevski CathedralDinner at Happy Bar and Grill Day 2 Museum of Socialist ArtBorisova GradinaMonument to the Soviet ArmyNational Palace of CultureSaint Sofia MonumentDinner at Hadjidraganovite kashti Day 3 Boyana ChurchRila MonasteryDinner at Vitosha Street Bar & Dinner Attractions 1 Sveti Nikolai Russian Church 2 President’s Building 3 Alexksander Nevski Cathedral 4 Museum of Socialist Art 5 Borisova Gradina 6 Monument to the Soviet Army 7 National Palace of Culture 8 Saint Sofia Monument 9 Boyana Church 10 Rila Monastery Day 1 Flight to Sofia The flight … Continue reading Sofia 3 Day Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro 4 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Flight to RioRio Design Hotel Day 1 CopacabanaIpanemaDrinks at Garota de Ipanema Day 2 Christ the RedeemerBotanical Gardens Day 3 Bonde StreetcarArcos de Lapa ViaductEscadaria SelarónNational History MuseumBoulevard Olímpico Day 4 Sugarloaf MountainCopacabana Beach Attractions 1 Copacabana 2 Ipanema 3 Christ the Redeemer 4 Botanical Gardens 5 Bonde Streetcar 6 Arcos de Lapa Viaduct 7 Escadaria Selarón 8 National History Museum 9 Boulevard Olímpico 10 Sugarloaf Mountain Flight to Rio de Janeiro We’re off on our travels again – this time to South America, starting in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a long journey; having already got up at stupid … Continue reading Rio de Janeiro 4 Day Itinerary

Sarajevo 2 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Day 1 Drive to Sarajevo(Stop at Jablanica)Tunnel MuseumHotel LulaBaščaršija (Pigeon Square)CathedralDinner at Bosanska Kuca Day 2 Yellow BastionKovaci Graveyard City HallLatin Bridge (assassination spot of Franz Ferdinand)Sarajevo 1878-1918 Museum Walk along Miljacka River(1984 Winter Olympic Stadium)Eternal FlameDinner at Cevabdzinica Hodzic Attractions 1 Tunnel Museum 2 Baščaršija (Pigeon Square) 3 Cathedral 4 Yellow Bastion 5 Kovaci Graveyard 6 City Hall 7 Latin Bridge (Assassination Spot of Franz Ferdinand) 8 Sarajevo 1878-1918 Museum 9 Walk along Miljacka River (to 1984 Winter Olympic Stadium) 10 Eternal Flame Sarajevo Day 1 Drive to Sarajevo Today is going to be smelly. We have run … Continue reading Sarajevo 2 Day Itinerary

La Paz 3 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Flight to La PazHotel Rosario Dinner at The Carrot Tree Day 1 Iglesia de San FranciscoMuseo de Arte NacionalPlaza MurilloMi TeleféricoMirador El AltoDinner at Cafe del Mundo Day 2 Calle Jaen Museums (Museo Costumbrista, Museo de Metales Preciosos and Casa de Murillo)Mi TeleféricoMirador El AltoDinner at Rosario Day 3 Museo de la CocaCathedralUrban ParkShopping at Mercado de las Brujas Attractions 1 Iglesia de San Francisco 2 Museo de Arte Nacional 3 Plaza Murillo 4 Mi Teleférico 5 Mirador El Alto 6 Calle Jaen Museums 7 Museo de la Coca 8 Cathedral 9 Urban Park 10 Shopping at Mercado de … Continue reading La Paz 3 Day Itinerary

Minsk 2 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Flight to MinskHotel Minsk Day 1 Svabody SquareBolshoi TheatreIsland of TearsKFCHero CityMuseum of the Great Patriotic WarDinner at Gostiny Dvor Day 2 City GatesIndependence AvenueDinamo StadiumBelarusian National Arts MuseumDinner at Troitsa Attractions 1 Svabody Square 2 Bolshoi Theatre 3 Island of Tears 4 KFC 5 Hero City 6 Museum of the Great Patriotic War 7 City Gates 8 Independence Avenue 9 Dinamo Stadium 10 Belarusian National Arts Museum Flight to Minsk It’s time for a little trip. We usually go away in October and in recent years have been to Mexico, Cuba, Israel, Greece and Turkey – all places … Continue reading Minsk 2 Day Itinerary

Melbourne 3 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Day 1 The Jazz Corner HotelLunch at Queen Victoria MarketState LibraryRoyal Exhibition Building Day 2 HarboursideHosier LaneOlympic ParkRoyal Botanic GardensShrine of RemembranceDinner at Queen Victoria Market Day 3 (Neighbours Set Tour)Polly WoodsidePort Melbourne Attractions 1 Queen Victoria Market 2 State Library 3 Royal Exhibition Building 4 Harbourside 5 Hosier Lane 6 Olympic Park 7 Royal Botanic Gardens 8 Shrine of Remembrance 9 Polly Woodside 10 Port Melbourne Melbourne Day 1 Entering Australia is a special challenge for the short sighted. The first instruction, on entering the E-gate, is to remove your glasses. The second is written on a screen … Continue reading Melbourne 3 Day Itinerary

Buenos Aires 3 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Day 1 Fly to Buenos AiresCasa RosadaHotel 474 Buenos Aires Day 2 Catedral MetropolitanaParque 3 de FebreroMALBAFloralis GenericaMuseo Nacional de Bellas ArtesCementerio de la Recoleta Dinner at Buller Pub & Brewery Day 3 Palacio BaroloPuente de la MujerGalerias Pacifico Attractions 1 Casa Rosada 2 Catedral Metropolitana 3 Parque 3 de Febrero 4 MALBA 5 Floralis Generica 6 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes 7 Cementerio de la Recoleta 8 Palacio Barolo 9 Puente de la Mujer 10 Galerias Pacifico Buenos Aires Day 1 This morning, we are up at 3 am for our flight 700 miles south to Buenos Aires. … Continue reading Buenos Aires 3 Day Itinerary

Tirana 2 Day Itinerary

Itinerary Attractions Day 1 – Tirana I have been looking forward to today; we are going to Albania. Most of what I know about Albania comes from a project I did at university in 1986, so I’m not really sure what to expect. Drive to Tirana Today’s journey takes us along the north shore of Lake Ohrid to the Albanian border and on the Tirana. When I was planning this trip, it was hard to find information about taking a hire car across seven borders. However, Hertz have made it very easy. The ‘green card’ was included in the price … Continue reading Tirana 2 Day Itinerary

100 Things to do in (and around) Bournemouth 71 – Bournemouth Air Festival

My dad and both my grandads worked at the Rolls Royce factory in Bristol building aircraft engines, so my interest in aeroplanes was instilled in me from an early age. My earliest memory is of, aged 3, being taking to the factory to witness Concorde’s first flight. So, these days, living in Bournemouth, the highlight of the calendar is the Bournemouth Air Festival. Taking place over four days during the first weekend in September, the festival consists of a series of flying displays over Bournemouth Bay, plus additional events on land and sea. The event is free, but the bulk … Continue reading 100 Things to do in (and around) Bournemouth 71 – Bournemouth Air Festival


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5 years ago I stopped work and started travelling, visiting 40 countries along the way. On Saturdays I parkrun, with 250+ runs so far…

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