Up Helly Aa festival in Shetland – in pictures

The annual Up Helly Aa festival celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in Shetland and culminates with the setting on fire of their galley in the evening

Iceland – for the cinema it’s all about location, location, location

Iceland – a beautiful country – find out why in this article http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/09/iceland-film-road-trip-hollywood-of-the-north

48 Hours in Old York

York will be hosting the Tour de France in 2014. If you prefer railways to cycling, visit the National Rail Museum. Walk the walls, take a boat on the river, see a statue of Constantine the Great, visit the Minster, have a beer and try to pronounce whip-ma-whop-ma-gate. Alternatively, read this article: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/48-hours-in-york-8465380.html

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels, Lubeck

There are a number of races in each category for both men and women depending on a contestant’s age. The U-21 race is over 5 miles, the 21-30 race is for 7.5 miles, and the 31 and above race is a distance of 10 miles. In most years, the number of contestants in each category is between 750Continue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels, Lubeck”