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

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 […]