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Manchester’s Newest Spa Hotel – The Midland

Posted on October 6th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, Manchester, Roaming Resources. No Comments
So you’re working hard to earn a living, putting in the hours week after week, and it’s about time you took a break. A holiday is out of the question, you just want a day off to relax and unwind. Maybe you’re coming to Manchester for a concert, for the Christmas markets, or maybe you live here – you lucky devil.…

The Best Acts of the Gibraltar Music Festival 2015

Posted on October 2nd, by Peter Parkorr in Gibraltar, Picture Perfect. No Comments
This year was the 4th edition of the Gibraltar Music Festival. It’s grown from a relatively small event in 2012, where the first festival goers watched Jessie J headlining and Ali Campbell from UB40, to a hugely impressive lineup for 2015. This year 15,000 people packed in to Victoria Stadium over 2 days for the festival beneath The Rock. They had some big household names across the 3 stages with plenty of popular upcoming bands and performers too.…

Why I Went To Catania For 3 Days And Stayed For 2 Months

Posted on April 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 6 comments
Catania is one of the two big cities in Sicily. Palermo is the other one, nearly on the opposite side of the island. A lot of people prefer Palermo to Catania, but not me. I’ve put a few photos of Catania together to try to explain why.There’s more to Catania than meets the eye. Catania has a pretty city centre, popular with shoppers, there are some impressive churches and facades, although you don’t have to stray far to find more run down areas.…

Beautiful Snowy Bucharest in 33 Photos

Posted on February 6th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Romania. 6 comments
I decided to start 2015 the same way I started 2014 – travelling to a new city, and this year also to a new country. My first visit to Bucharest, capital of Romania, coincided with a big dump of snow and a record low temperature for New Year’s Eve. The snow was welcome, the extreme chill not so much! But I’m happy with how my Bucharest photos came out.…

Flipkey – another place to look for cool apartments when you travel

Posted on January 10th, by Peter Parkorr in Roaming Resources. No Comments
Hands up if you’ve heard of Flipkey? Probably not, right? I’ve written about London holiday apartments before, so this is an addition to places you can shop around for the place to suit you. Well Flipkey is TripAdvisor’s answer to the private rentals market. Yep, the holiday review experts at TripAdvisor also have their own property rental portal. But unlike AirBnb, Flipkey doesn’t market as many cheap properties on rates that beat the hotels.…