Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Centre Ramblas, Toulouse, France

Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Centre Ramblas, also called the Aparthotel Adagio Toulouse Parthenon, is a hotel quite close to Gare de Toulouse Matabiau. A 10 minute walk maximum depending on the pedestrian lights.

The Canal du Midi is a 5 minute walk if you dawdle.

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Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean, Bordeaux, France

For my stay in Bordeaux I’d chosen to stay at Hotel ibis Bordeaux Centre Gare Saint Jean. One of half a dozen ibis’ in Bordeaux and around a 10 minute walk from Gare Saint Jean and the trams that will take you into central Bordeaux (it’s only 5 or 7 minutes on the tram).

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Japan 2018 trip – a retrospective

My fourth trip to Japan took place in the northern hemisphere autumn in October.

The weather was still very pleasant with only a couple of days that were cold and wet while there were also warm days thrown into the mix.

I flew into Narita from Melbourne on a Monday evening and rather than taking the train as I have done in the past I chose to take the limousine bus that would drop me right at my hotel, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo. If I’d taken the train I would have had to change to the Ginza subway line at Ueno and then walk about 500m to the hotel. My guess is that the bus saved me 30 minutes or so.

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