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  • Bergen: The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season

    Bergen: The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season

    This year on November 19 Bergen celebrated the opening of Christmas with several events including the Festival of Lights (Lysfesten), the Gingerbread Town (Pepperkakebyen) and LUMAGICA an illuminated walk through the Bergen Fortress (Bergenhus Festning). It was a magical afternoon and evening as crowds flocked to Bergen to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Christmas Season which will feature some magical attractions.

  • How to Make Travel Memories Last Forever

    How to Make Travel Memories Last Forever

    If there's one thing that the pandemic has taught us all, it's that life is precious and should be lived to the fullest. What better way to accomplish this than by exploring the world? Seeing new places and learning different cultures can be a life-changing experience and one that you'll never forget. So, if you get the chance to travel, opt for it! You won't regret it. Who knows, maybe you'll fall in love with travel and decide to make it a lifelong passion. Either way, enjoy every minute of it – because you never know when life might throw you a curveball.

  • New Guided Travel Articles on GPSmyCity.com

    New Guided Travel Articles on GPSmyCity.com

    Lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic meant travel abroad was strictly limited but I discovered that exploring my local area could be just as rewarding. I spent some time walking around the pretty, traditional English village of Shenley. And I discovered a fascinating river walk beyond the shopping malls of Watford. Both these places are in the English county of Hertfordshire. I did manage a brief sojourn in Latvia and its capital Riga before lockdown closed us down again. Guided travel articles of these destinations are now available on GPSmyCity.com.

  • Discovering Spilve and the Aviation Heritage of Riga

    Discovering Spilve and the Aviation Heritage of Riga

    Contrary to rumours that Spilve Aerodrome outside Riga was abandoned I was delighted to discover that is thriving and features one of the few Stalinist-era buildings in Riga, a magnificent terminal building. Nearby is the unique Latvia Soviet Aviation Museum currently based next to Riga International Airport. This museum has an amazing assortment of MiGs, a rarity in the Western world.

  • My First COVID-19 British Airways Flight – What Appened?

    My First COVID-19 British Airways Flight – What Appened?

    My first COVID-19 British Airways flight was a gentle introduction to the future of flying. Technology will play a big role in the elimination of touchpoints and staff/passenger interaction in airports and on planes. It was time to master the app, something I have successfully avoided until now.

  • Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel

    Tesalate - the Revolutionary Beach Towel

    If anyone should know how to produce the ultimate beach towel it is the Australians with their multitude of beaches and love of sea sports. The Tesalate beach towel comes in different sizes and a large selection of eye-catching designs. This super-absorbent, sand-repellent towel folds down small enough to if in a rucksack or small bag.

  • Latgale and a Journey of Discoveries - Day 2

    Latgale and a Journey of Discoveries - Day 2

    During a second day visiting the unusual Latgale region of Latvia I learnt about two traditions – bread and pottery. I visited Aglona Basilica, the only basilica in Latvia and tasted bread at Aglona Bread Museum. After lunch at Arendole Manor, I enjoyed some quaint and curious attractions in Preili Village – the Museum of Dolls, the Nestor Custom Moto & Metal Art Gallery and the more traditional Ceramics Studio of Polikarps Čerņavskis.

  • Latgale and a Journey of Discoveries - Day 1

    Latgale and a Journey of Discoveries - Day 1

    Latvia is a land of surprises and none more so than the eastern area known as Latgale. This small region is famous for its many lakes, hence the name. I spent two days exploring Latgale discovering unusual attractions including Vasergelišķu viewing tower overlooking Daugavas loki nature park. I learnt about the Old Believers in Slutišķi, ate a traditional Latgalian lunch at Klajumi Ranch, explored the Kraslava Castle complex and ended the day with dinner at Lielborne Manor.

  • Daugavpils in Latvia – a River, a Fortress, a Lily

    Daugavpils in Latvia – a River, a Fortress, a Lily

    Latvia is a fascinating and unusual destination. The northern region of Latgale is rich in history, culture and traditions unique to the area. In Daugavpils, I tried the local spirit, Šmakovka, celebrated in a museum. I visited Daugavpils Fortress, home of the famous Mark Rothkit Art Gallery, and toured the historic and unique lead shot factory. All unusual and interesting attractions.

  • Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review

    Maier Sports Summer Wear - A Review

    The latest Maier range of summer outdoor wear continues to deliver on comfort, good fit, and protection from adverse weather. These smart, stylish clothes can be worn anywhere with confidence.

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