Photographs of 2008

23 December 2008 | Places

I’m running through some travel lists for 2008. I’ve ticked off interesting hotels, my best music experiences, great flights, cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions. Today it's some favourite photographs of 2008. They're not necessarily my bes...

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Hotels of 2008

18 December 2008 | Living

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll post some lists of my travel favourites over the last year. Books, movies, flights, views, photographs, drives, transport, exhibits – and we’ll start with 10 interesting hotels from the past year. Ten hotels in ascending order of ...

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A Port-au-Prince (Haiti) to Liverpool (England) Connection

11 July 2008 | Places

Last month Maureen and I travelled up to Liverpool (European Capital of Culture for 2008) for a little culture. We stayed at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel, visited the Beatles Story Museum, took the National Trust tour to John Lennon’s and Paul McCartney’s childhood ho...

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Lennon & McCartney Childhood Homes

20 June 2008 | Culture

The British National Trust owns the homes just outside Liverpool where John Lennon and Paul McCartney lived when the Beatles first took off. Mendips was John Lennon’s home from 1945 (when he was 5 years old) right up to 1963 (when Please Please Me topped the British...

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It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night

18 June 2008 | Living

I love the imaginative variations hotels dream up for ‘do not disturb’ and ‘clean my room’ door hangers. Here are the ones from the new Hard Day’s Night Hotel in Liverpool. It’s right beside Mathew St, site of the Cavern Club where the Beatles performed 292 tim...

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