Yorkshire Journals

God's Own Country

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A travel journal to Yorkshire by TianjinPaul

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Ibis Birmingham Airport

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Hotel | "Serviceable"

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One of the bizarre little quirks of travelling between the South of France and the UK is that if you wish to take budget airlines in order to save money it is rarely possible to move between the same cities and enjoy maximum savings. If you get a cheap ticket to one airport in the UK, you can bet your bottom dollar the return will be twice the price. Therefore, I often fly in to Liverpool (about 90 minutes from my house) and return from Birmingham (Just slightly further away). This often saves me over 100 Euros or even more. The only downside to this plan is that sometimes the flights from Birmingham leave at 7am, which means I need to get a hotel room close to the airport. Ordinarily, I choose ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 10, 2013

Ibis Birmingham Airport
Ambassador Road
Birmingham, England 26 3
+44(121)7805800

The Ale Trail

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There was a time when the town of Stalybridge and the villages of Marsden and Slaithwhaite were quiet country backwaters beloved of hikers and those in search of quiet afternoon in the Yorkshire countryside. This, however, is no longer the case. Everything changed when a travel show on one of Britain's major TV network did an episode detailing the benefits of the Ale Trail. The concept was a simple one. The local tourist board had started to promote a journey that involved taking a train through the country stopping of at various villages along the way to enjoy a glass of traditional English Ale. The idea was that it would be a relaxed way to spend the afternoon and to enjoy some local produce. Sadly,...Read More

The Perfect Place to Watch Cricket

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When watching sports it is often possible to simply sense that you are in the right place and that the stadium in which you sit defines and evokes the sport it hosts perfectly. Visit some of Europe's industrial powerhouses like Manchester, Liverpool, Dortmund or Turin and you will be sure that you are in the right place for football - there is little to compare with the atmosphere at Anfield or the Westfallonstadion. Similarly, in 2001 when I spent a year in New York State as part of my university education, I was able to watch some sport in just the right places. I saw the Canadiens in Montreal and spent an afternoon in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium. Sadly, I did not feel the same sense of awe and ...Read More

Cafe Rizzolli

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Restaurant | "Street Cafe in the Mall"

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It is always a sensible idea to be skpetical of culinary options available in shopping malls. For example, I once ate Chinese food in the Cevahir mall in central Istanbul and regretted it rather quickly as my stoumach did not appreciate the fine tones of the cuisine. However, Meadowhall in the outskirts of Sheffield seems to have decided to take a positive step away from the traditional basic food court. Whilst there are your basic staples such as McDonalds and KFC, there are also some far more imaginative and higher quality options. There is Chaobaby, a rich and vibrant Thai restaurant with an 'all you can eat menu', as well as the Asian-fusion eatery Rice which offers some interesting takes on tradt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 17, 2013

Cafe Rizzolli
Meadowhall Shopping Center
Sheffield