"Intro to my travel pages" datapanik's Profile


Welcome to the intro to my travel pages. These pages have been created with the intention of sharing information and photographs from my travels which I hope may be useful to anyone planning visits to the same places. My travels are also documented for my own benefit too as a back-up to my progressively ailing memory which I can refresh by going online here!

I love travelling and the sense of freedom it creates by offering an opportunity to explore new places, experience new cultures and meet new people and an escape from day-to-day mundanity.

Still behind with my pages and when I find time will be following up with write-ups and photographs from Cuba, Bosnia and Budapest.

Regards to all.


Think of London, a small city
It's dark, dark in the daytime
The people sleep, sleep in the daytime
If they want to, if they want to

I'm checking them out
I'm checking them out
I got it figured out
I got it figured out
There's good points and bad points
Find a city
Find myself a city to live in

From 'Cities' by Talking Heads from the album 'Fear of Music'

Still in the pipeline is my page for London - the city where I live.


I used to agree with the observation that half the enjoyment of travelling is in the journey. This can still be true but when it comes to flying things seem to have changed - what was once an enjoyable experience has now become a tedious chore thanks to the ever-increasing numbers of people flying, queues, airport security and delays.

There is also a strong environmental case against flying considering the output of carbon emissions from aircraft. Maybe we should start letting the train take the strain!

  • Intro Updated Oct 6, 2014
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    Mar 8, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • rosequartzlover1's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    Hi! Phil..Happy birth day : )

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    Jul 6, 2009 at 5:57 AM

    Hiya there is a vt treasure hunt meet in 2 weeks time if you are interested?

  • Mar 8, 2007 at 2:47 AM

    Hello and Happy Birthday from Poland :)) !

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2007 at 12:59 AM

    Happy Birthday Phil! Hope you have a fab day : )

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 5:02 AM

    Hopefully you will find more time to write. Found your Brugge tip useful.

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 3:05 AM

    Hey, thanks! I'm not around often anyway, so I haven't noticed the wishes came too late! But better ever than never! ;) Like for you, as well, here are my belated birthday wishes! I hope you've had a great day!

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 11:01 AM

    ♫♫♫♫happy birthday phil ; feliz cumpleaños♫♫♫♫ ...greetings from spain !!!

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    Mar 8, 2006 at 5:32 AM

    Happy Birthday Happy BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish you all the best for your birthday. Many Smiles, from San Francisco

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    Mar 8, 2006 at 1:57 AM

    Happy birthday!! Have fun!!

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