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Every now and again I find myself in some far flung corner of the world, usually via Madrid, always via London. The worst thing is that the flight from Madrid is always a hard-core 6.55am hop over France. The issue is that technically its 5.55am (UK time). The flight is with Iberia and so departs from T4 Madrid Barajas, T4 just happens to be the furthest terminal from the city and the 20 minute taxi journey is a fixed rate 25 euro, or in my case 30 euro (too tired and hungover to argue). So, each time I stumble out of the hotel at 4.30am (UK time) I know I’ll be exhausted by the time I even get on the red eye to wherever it might be. Now that per se sounds like a complaint, but it actually isn’t. Let me explain. Madrid Barajas airport is slick, easily one of…

Travel around the world with kids

Essentially travel between Krakow and Warsaw is limited to a domestic flight that costs a fortune on a dodgy airline, a bus that takes…

Travel around the world with kids

Oswiecim is about an hour and half west of Krakow, the bus costs 8 zloty and the train 10 zloty, which is (£1.90) we…

Travel around the world with kids

Where there’s demand there’ll be supply, not quite sure if its Keynesian economics or not, but the reality is, many Poles bailed their motherland…

Travel around the world with kids

“You’re my favourite dad in the world” said Jack randomly, “you’re my favourite 5 year old son” said I.Followed up with a smile we…

Travel around the world with kids

Turkey is a bit of a scam really. On the one hand it claims to be in Europe, keen to get its hand in…

Travel around the world with kids

The main problem when devising some kind of plan from the comfort of home in the UK is that in theory it’s great, you…

Travel around the world with kids

The plan was to spend 2 days in Athens and then head across Greece making our way to the Greece/Turkey border and then onto…

Travel around the world with kids

The hardest part of going away for the summer is always the first few days, you say the difficult goodbyes and set off knowing…