You wouldn’t meet a lot of tourists if you went and bought a ticket for the Emirates Air Line, which opened in 2012. Far off the touristic ho-hum-sports of London City there is this neat ropeway near the ExCel arena. Not many people find their way here outside the fair times. Ho bad for all of those who miss this wonderful part of London. Good for me as I do not like crowded places…
Insider Tip London: The Emirates Air Line
The Queen’s Royal Garden Party 2015 in Edinburgh
When the Queen had been staying in Germany I wasn’t there. But no, incidentally I was in Edinburgh when her annual Royal Garden Party was going on. After I had been wondering about all those nifty people in the city and mostly in the area around Holyroodhouse two nice ladies told me the Queen is in town – together with 8,000 invited guests who all made me feel like being at the horse run in the movie “My fair Lady”…
The European Refugee Crisis in Calais, France
Sometimes things don’t go your way. “When holidays turn into nightmares”… this does not necessarily has to have something to do with a bad hotel or bad service. Private circumstances can lead to vacations without fun, too. When my journey to the Elvis festival in Blackpool, England in July started, I did not want to go at all. But in the end I let myself be persuaded to go and thought everything would be fine at my destination… It wouldn’t! Not at all… That is how it happened I found myself not only at the Eurotunnel for the first time of my life, but also in the center of the European refugee crisis in Calais.
Things to do in London: Madame Tussauds London
This month, Madame Tussauds welcomed me to their wax figure cabinet in London. I spent about 90 minutes at the location near Baker Street Station, where I had been to before, at a very young age. I got free admission as I had planned to cover the London attraction on my blog. However, my article displays my own opinion on my visit. So how was it to again (3rd visit in total at Madame Tussauds) spend some time between wax figures and in a horror maze?
First Impressions of London, Great Britain
I spent the first days of September in London, England. This trip was a gift for someone who has never been there before. That’s why – for the first time in years – I saw some of the touristy spots again. Usually I try to avoid such places. However, I’ve had an awesome time with a lot of walking, and a lot of attractions. Here are some first impressions of the city trip…
Elvis Impersonator Dean Z Talks about Travel: “I was Flying a Plane Before I was Driving a Car!”
It’s a sunny morning in Blackpool, England. The nights during the Elvis Festival “Europe’s Tribute to Elvis” have been far too short, and so I am happy to spend my time waiting in a comfortable brown leather chair in the luxurious hotel lobby. Suddenly, Dean Zeligman, more commonly known to his fans as “Dean Z”, shows up good-tempered, casually dressed – and late. Being late is one of the things he hates about himself, but especially due to the short nights, this is nothing that bothers me. Dean also seems a tad bit tired and a shade groggy in his pale-blue denim shirt and his blue jeans. It was only two days ago that he flew in from Las Vegas and his schedule in England wouldn’t cooperate with the understandable jet lag fatigue. However, it did not affect his positive mood in any way. The plan was to talk about travel, but that turns out to be more difficult than expected: As Elvis was said to be, Dean is congenial, and likeable, and thanks to his humor and naturalness talking to him as well deviating from the subject is quite easy…
Dean Z and Cody Ray Slaughter at Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Festival in Blackpool, England
“Europe’s Tribute to Elvis” was an Elvis festival in Blackpool, England that lasted three days. Elvis impersonators Dean Z and Cody Ray Slaughter were the headliners of two evening concerts. Ben Portsmouth was confirmed as the third “Elvis Presley”, but due to health reasons he unfortunately was not able to participate. Enjoy the first pictures taken during the two concert evenings (camera: Nikon D7100; Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm)!