Welcome to my little blog, created primarily as I keep forgetting where I’ve been. OK, that’s not the greatest reason to create a blog, but it does me. Here are my 2020 travels, everything before 2019 can be found on the link at the base of this page. For anyone wanting to see my last 100 posts (well, someone might!), there’s a link to do just that in the menu.

My pub of the year in 2019, the Hop and Vine in Hull, who kindly put this on their board   🙂

My favourite quote of 2020 is from Ibis Warszawa Ostrobramska“The free welcome beverage of any drink other than champagne and spirits doesn’t mean any drink other than champagne and spirits, it means you can have a small beer or wine”.


Chesterfield, UK


Florence, Italy

Bucharest, Romania

Acton, UK

Warsaw, Gdynia, Gdansk, Torun, Kielce, Bialystok, Poland



The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman

I posted earlier this week about when I visited to see the property where Władysław Szpilman was found by a

Warsaw – Ibis Warszawa Ostrobramska

I stayed at this hotel twice over the last month, once for one night and once for four nights. I

Warsaw – Chopin Airport Bolero Lounge

The lounge that British Airways use at Warsaw Chopin Airport is the Bolero Lounge, located in the non-Schengen section of

Warsaw – Train from City Centre to Chopin Airport

Above is the S2 train having arrived into Warsaw Chopin Airport, so that’s the end of my one month stay



Malta – South Eastern Region – Valletta – Wild Honey

Wild Honey is a small craft beer bar in the centre of Valletta and I think it’s fair to say


Malta – South Eastern Region – Valletta – Beer Cave

There aren’t a large number of craft beer bars in Valletta, or indeed in Malta, so it wasn’t too onerous