The Liebster Award

Kell tagged me with an award thing.  A Liebster Blog Award  I had no idea what a Liebster Award even was.

Turns out its this:

The real “gist” of the Liebster Award is that there is no real award. There are no judges, no special rules. No website with an official team to congratulate you and hold your hand. It’s mostly what you want it to be. If you receive the award, you can 1) accept it and 2) pass it along. It’s that easy.

So there you go.  It’s kinda just a quiet appreciation tag thingy.  Thanks Kell.

So – my challenge from Kell – it’s kind a like a top 10. Read More

Around the World

In response to Lauren@Salt Says and her post about favourite cities, I thought I’d do a little post-let.

I did a bit of this before in this post https://charliebrown888.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/destinations/ but now I’m going to do a little one line review of each of these cities to help you all with your holiday plans 🙂

  1. Glasgow:  interesting, Scottish, incomprehensible, wet, grand, historic
  2. Aberdeen: grey, cold, wet.  did I mention wet?
  3. Belfast:  under-rated, lively
  4. Paris:  mad, smelly, never drive a car there, excellent food, cafes, history, grand.
  5. Annecy:  Lovely, beautiful, touristy, traffic, amazing lake, scenery, climate, food
  6. Munich:  stoic, German, impressive, food and beer
  7. Frankfurt:  historic, modern, boring
  8. Amsterdam:  chilled, relaxed, pretty, good culture, friendly
  9. Berlin:  Cool, trendy, cheap, East is very trendy now, but little English
  10. Düsseldorf:  pretty, small, nice food, friendly people
  11. Gothenburg:  amazing food, expensive, lovely in Summer, cold and wet every other season
  12. Trondheim:  unspoiled on the fjord, midnight sun, expensive, lively, friendly
  13. Prague:  historic, cobbled, touristy, awful chavvy stag parties, interesting, music
  14. Venice:  amazing, stunning, old, startlingly expensive, must see
  15. Rome:  crazy, noisy, history, food, religion, fashion, art.
  16. Geneva:  boring.  old Geneva is lovely with amazing restaurants.
  17. Stockholm:  quaint, trendy, expensive
  18. Milan (Lugano, Switzerland):  Milan is nuts, crazy bonkers with style
  19. Krakow:  amazing, beautiful square in the centre, underground bars and clubs
  20. London:  huge, complex, busy, epic history, good food, easy to travel about, expensive
  21. Barcelona:  beautiful, tree lined boulevards, architecture, Gaudi, cool subculture
  22. Toronto:  CN Tower, shops, boring, cold in winter, hot in summer. Good clubs and restaurants.
  23. San Diego:  warm, sunny, gaslamp district is very cool, good living
  24. San Francisco:  quirky, hilly, eccentric, beautiful, artistic with a big bridge
  25. San Jose:  dull, industrial
  26. Perth:   small, quiet, boring, has potential, lovely river front. beautiful, restaurants.
  27. Melbourne:  arty, laneways, food, chinatown, trams, winebars
  28. Sydney:  icons, restaurants, green, trees, skyline, coffee

Lord knows where else I’ve been, I’d need to look at a map and work it out..

Places to go – Melbourne, Krakow, London, Barcelona, San Francisco, Rome, Venice, Annecy