The summer Olympics is the biggest and most prestigious sporting event in the world and it only happens once every four years. This year the honour befalls to England to host the 2012 Olympic Games, and you would think the whole country would be on their marks, set and ready to tune in and enjoy. But, according to several recent surveys from Abta, Travelzoo and holiday booking websites, bookings for overseas holidays during the games are up, by some considerable margin. In fact according to a survey by Travelzoo, as many as 30% of Britons will be heading abroad to escape the Olympics.
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If you take a second to try and imagine a real Londoner’s eating habits, you would probably think fish and chips, rather than ribs and dips, but one of the hottest foodie trends in the capital is good ol’ American style barbeque food. With the London Olympics just around the corner, for all those visiting London here is a list that will highlight some of the best grill houses and barbeque eateries in London.
Pitt Cue, Soho
Book your flights to London Heathrow now, because this summer looks set to be one of the best times to visit Britain for decades. The country has made a huge investment in preparing for the London 2012 Olympics which kick off on 27th July with what is likely to be a spectacular opening ceremony to celebrate the coming together of hundreds of nations and this milestone year for Britain, but that’s not all Britain has to offer this summer.
Top 3 Things To Do In Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK.
Cirencester is a market town situated approximately 100 miles west of London, with a very long history associated with the Romans. It has one of the largest churches in the UK and is surrounded by beautiful villages on the outskirts, a perfect holiday destination. Situated in the Cotswolds with Roman remains dotted around the town, the town attracts thousands of visitors each summer. The Japanese are particularly fond of the area. If you decide to visit Cirencester, here are the 3 top things you should do whilst you’re there:
My trip and stay in Devon, England was like living a fairy tale – Enid Blyton style. Cozy English cottages, horses in the barns, grazing ponies, fresh dairy and meat, barbeques, picnics, friends, laughter and tranquility. Oh I so want to go back!
Before I even get started about how beautiful Devon is; I want to thank my friends Ashok, Arun and family for inviting us over for a vacation in Devon.
Am sure like me, while traveling, you too would have come across places and things mysterious and sometime unexplainable. A visit from London to Stonehenge was one such interesting experience I had during my Europe trip.
As you drive around the English countryside enjoying the pristine greenery the almost sudden sight of tall gigantic stones leave you awestruck. Questions like why, who and how immediately spring up in your mind. Who built it and for what? How did people manage this huge maneuver with primitive modes of transportation as is our knowledge about systems then? But more importantly – what purpose was this built for – that’s the biggest question in your mind as you approach it.
This post has been written together with Mr. Q, a quiz master by profession and my travel partner across Europe.
I wasn’t planning to write about Cambridge any time soon till I saw the promos of the new Amitabh Bacchan and Abhishek Bacchan’s Bollywood movie ‘Paa’. Memories of my trip came rushing by as I watched Vidya Balan walking around the streets of Cambridge. The very same streets which I had walked around just 2 months back!!
This is a guest post by Anagha Varma, a 7 year old studying in Croydon,UK
So this is London City for you from the eye of a 7 year old…..
Yesterday I went to London city on a train. Its very near to my Dad’s office. It was like going to Office. Priya aunty & Q uncle from India had come home for their holidays. So when they were planning their day I too joined them.