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White Hart Stopham Bridge

The White Hart – Stopham Pulborough

The White Hart – Stopham The White Hart Stopham stands next to Stopham Bridge. It’s a great location to have a pub, right by the River Arun in the rolling […]

Mount Teide Tenerife

Mount Teide Tenerife

Mount Teide Tenerife We arrived at Tenerife South Airport (TFS) at a little after 8pm for our Mount Teide Tenerife adventure. Disembarking and customs went quite smoothly as we are […]

The Duke of Cumberland Arms in Henley

The Duke of Cumberland Arms in Henley The Duke of Cumberland Arms in Henley is a very picturesque 16th-century pub hidden away just north of Midhurst. Certainly, it is a […]

Hotel teide

A Hotel on Mount Teide Tenerife

A Hotel on Mount Teide Tenerife If you are looking for a hotel on Mount Teide Tenerife, then try Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide! For location, this hotel is amazing. […]

Indonesia gallery

Indonesia Gallery

Indonesia Gallery Batam Island in Northern Indonesia is completely different from Bali, the Indonesia most people know. While, of course, the scenery is similar, there is none of the commercialism! My Indonesia […]

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Singapore The Marina Bay Sands Singapore is a hotel on Singapore’s waterfront. Standing Majestically overlooking the Singapore Strait, at over 200 m high you can’t miss it. While you […]

Little India Singapore

Little India Singapore

Little India Singapore Little India Singapore is a great place to visit full of colour, life and vibrancy. It also had a very colourful past. History In the 1840s there […]

MRT - How to get around Singapore

MRT – How to get around Singapore

MRT – How to get around Singapore There are a number of ways to get around Singapore of course, and I just wanted to give their metro system some love! Below […]

Gardens of the Bay Singapore

Gardens by the Bay Singapore

Gardens By The Bay Singapore This has been on my bucket list for ages. I have been captivated by pictures of the Supertrees at Gardens By The Bay Singapore since […]

Snorkelling at Abang Island

Snorkelling at Abang Island

Snorkelling at Abang Island Clear turquoise seas? Colourful corals? Deserted tropical islands with palm trees and mangroves? Snorkelling at Abang Island in Indonesia had all that and more! Yes to […]

booking cheap business class flights

Booking Cheap Business Class Flights

Booking Cheap Business Class Flights – Long Haul Booking Cheap Business Class Flights – Sometimes you could be forgiven for thinking I’m a little, shall we say, unhinged? Well, based […]

Gaudi Trail Barcelona (Top 5 Must See Gaudi Works!)

Gaudi Trail Barcelona (Top 5 Must See)

Gaudi Trail Barcelona Top 5 Must-See Works What should I see in Barcelona? These are my personal favourites on the Gaudi Trail Barcelona (Top 5 Must See). An easy to […]

Visit Casa Vicens

Visit Casa Vicens

Visit Casa Vicens Do you plan to visit Casa Vicens? What, you’ve never heard of it? Well, in the first place, you’re not alone! The never-before-seen house was actually Gaudi’s […]

Visit Casa Batllo in Barcelona (5 Top Tips)

Visit Casa Batllo in Barcelona (5 Top Tips)

Casa Batllo / Casa Batlló – (5 Top Tips) Visiting Casa Batllo, also known as the ‘House of Bones’ was, undoubtedly, my favourite Gaudi building in Barcelona, Spain. With its phenomenal […]

Park Guell - GAUDI GOES OUTDOORS

5 Top Tips for Visiting Park Guell – Gaudi Goes Outdoors

Visit Park Guell – Gaudi Goes Outdoors Gaudi didn’t just design indoors, Park Guell is a great testament to his skill in an outside space. If you are looking to visit […]

Visit the Sagrada Familia

Visit Sagrada Familia – What you get when you cross a Church with a Porcupine

Visit Sagrada Familia What do you get if you cross a church with a porcupine? The Sagrada Familia is arguably Spains most recognized building and, of course, has a huge […]

Guide to Public Transport in Barcelona

Your Guide to Public Transport in Barcelona – How to get around

Your Guide to Public Transport in Barcelona – How to get around Barcelona is a bustling city with a fantastic vibe that begs to be strolled around, but there are […]

The Plough Coldharbour

The Plough – Coldharbour

The Plough – Coldharbour Set in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, AONB, is The Plough Coldharbour. The Surrey Hills were designated an AONB in 1958. They receive […]

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The White Horse – Shere

The White Horse – Shere The White Horse – Shere was built in about 1425 as a farmhouse. The Inglenook fireplaces were added later in the 1600s and it became […]

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market Ah, a proper Christmas. Chesnuts roasting on an open fire, snow covering the ground, mulled wine, carol singers, overeating and drinking. Yes, an almost Dickensian Christmas. Obviously, not […]

Huka Falls

Huka Falls Huka Falls, 5 minutes drive north just outside of Taupo, is a 9-metre high waterfall that spews water at 220,000 litres per second (over 48,000 gallons.) That’s enough to fill an Olympic […]

travelling new zealand in a campervan

Travelling New Zealand in a Campervan

Travelling New Zealand in a Campervan Most people cannot just take off and spend life on the road, however much they want to. Real life gets in the way! I […]

Melbourne and Sydney

Melbourne and Sydney

Melbourne and Sydney Ah yes, we were primarily here for the cricket, the ashes, which the Brits lost in a 5-0 whitewash. But anyhow, the scenery is stunning. We had […]

Wine Taste Lovers Tour

Wine Taste Lovers Tour No driving, no organising, no language barriers, no worries! On our Rioja odyssey, we used one company, Wine Taste Lovers. Their website can be found here. […]

Bodega Marques de Riscal

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries)

Planning a trip to the Rioja Bodegas (Wineries) Ok, you want to sample some good Spanish Rioja with some stunning architecture, sunshine and tapas thrown in for good measure? But […]

White Chocolate and Ginger Cheese Cake

The Longest Flight in the World

The Longest Flight in the World ‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you […]

Doha Flying visit

Doha – More than just a stopover

Travelling Qatar When travelling business class long haul with Qatar Airways, if your stop over at Doha is more than 8 hours Qatar Airways may offer you a Transit Hotel. […]

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao @ http://ecentricenglishman.com

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao – Truly Stunning Architecture

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Having been let down on my wine tour – more of that later –  I was, therefore, at a loose end. I only had the afternoon left […]

One Man’s Adventures in Travel and Wine

Hi, I’m Rob, the Eccentric Englishman. Welcome! Join me on One Man’s Adventures in Travel Photography and Wine. I’m a Travel Photographer and blogger, roaming the world with a camera […]

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Marlborough Wineries – So much more than Sauvignon Blanc

While the Quantum Physicist – Philosopher might say “There is no spoon” it didn’t help me stir my tea that morning when I couldn’t find one in the drawer. The […]

Napier – Art Deco New Zealand

Napier – Art Deco New Zealand     Earthquake In this case, Napier’s Art Deco history started on the night of 3 February 1931 when an earthquake struck. Measuring a huge […]