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Category Archives: Travel

The redspottedhanky.com guide to the Ryder Cup

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Got your Ryder Cup tickets? The Cup is coming to Scotland’s spectacular Gleneagles Hotel for the second time in the tournament’s history, and redspottedhanky.com has the lowdown on everything from key players to car hire and cheap train tickets. Don’t forget, you’ll earn loyalty points to spend on future trips when you book your travel through us!

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Pastries in Prague!

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A short distance travelling from Budapest (well six hours is peanuts in comparison to the Zagreb to Budapest journey!) and we had arrived at Praha Hlavni Nadrazi, a wonderfully modern station that is cleverly split over several levels. After dropping our bags off at the hostel and a much needed hot meal we set out our ‘site-seeing’ plans for the next few days.

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Budapest Beckons

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Being British, we’ve come to accept train delays as inevitable in one way or another, in particular on long journeys. The Zagreb to Budapest train was certainly one-of-a-kind the train crawled through the Croatian and Hungarian countryside on a baking hot afternoon. At one point near the border the train stopped and we were all told we’d be waiting at the station an hour, which wasn’t ideal but we all gathered we could use the fresh air and a cold drink. To our dismay though, our train started pulling away with the vast majority of our luggage on-board as we were queueing, only to reappear 20 minutes later with more carriages attached at one end! By the time we reached Budapest (significantly later than planned) our train had at least three times the number of carriages than it started with!

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Croatia Calls….

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We spent an afternoon walking in the sun at Ancona prior to our ferry across the Adriatic Sea that evening, sampling the last morsels of Italian Gelato(!), as well as the breath-taking Passetto Monument and cathedral in the town. By the time our ferry was about to depart though, the glorious sunshine from the afternoon had turned to dense, dark and very damp clouds as a thunderstorm brewed out at sea. Witnessing the lightning storm on the open sea was simultaneously terrifying and spectacular and needless to say not much sleep was had that night!

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Summer UK breaks: top 5 UK destinations that’ll make you feel like you’re abroad!

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Brush budget worries aside and go on a staycation this year! The good old UK has much more to it than commuter towns and rainy afternoons. We’ve gone out and found the 5 best British places for budget conscious, all weather holidays that’ll make you feel like you’ve gone abroad.

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Best Places to Watch the World Cup!

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The wait’s over, the squad’s acclimatising in Miami and you’re planning a few sneaky sick days to get the best of the action uninterrupted. All that’s left to do is decide where you’re going to watch the biggest games of the 2014 World Cup. Fancy taking advantage of late kickoff times to get in the carnival spirit? We’ve hunted down the country’s most impressive public screens. Grab your cheap train tickets, courtesy of redspottedhanky.com, and don’t forget the face paint!

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Best Ways to Get Into the World Cup Mood!

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Footie fans, it’s time to crank up the atmosphere! The World Cup 2014 kicks off in just a few days,  in the most football-mad nation on the planet. We’ve put our heads together and come up with some cracking ideas for getting in the Brazilian mood. Follow our advice and you’ll be running round the garden with your shirt over your head before you can say “goalgoalgoalgoaaaaaaaal!”

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Father’s Day Days Out!

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Looking for great ways to show the love on Father’s Day? Look no further than our official guide to brilliant dad’s days out! June 15 is just around the corner, and we’ve been scouring the country for the best ways to show dad how much you appreciate him. Plus, if you book cheap train tickets or car hire through redspottedhanky.com, we’ll throw in some loyalty points to give you money off future travel.

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Travel Phrasebook: Five Essential Phrases in Spanish

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Spanish is spoken from Argentina to Venezuela, either as a mother tongue or a significant second language. Get what you need, find your way around and keep the locals happy with our must-use essential phrases. Whether you’re booking train tickets or finding a lost friend at a festival, we’ll keep you rocking the lingo this summer!

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Best Books to Read Whilst Travelling

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Unplug your iPod and stop staring out the window. The great British commute is the perfect chance to catch up on your reading. Forget the books you’ve always meant to get around to, though, and ignore the opportunity to make yourself look all intellectual and stuff. We’ve picked some proper reads to transport you to a better place…

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