HappyTimeBlog

Aaron Bradford decided to pack up his day job to live a life less ordinary as a location independant blogger. His posts are packed with adventure, and must-read material for those with a sense of adventure!

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10th April 2016 by HappyTimeBlog

Climbing Table Mountain

Cape Town in South Africa is famous for many things, its beautiful beaches, bustling city, top-class restaurants and shops, its wildlife (especially the penguins) but most of all Table Mountain. The daddy of the city towers over the area, keeping a watchful and sometimes threatening eye on all that goes on. A trip to the city is not complete until you have conquered the summit to gaze down on the spectacular view below.There are many ways to the mountain top. Of course, there’s the cable car,...

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1st March 2021 by HappyTimeBlog

Berlin is pure history in full view

Many cities tell a story, but Berlin's extraordinary history makes for a particularly interesting one. The city has underdone huge transformation since the "fall of the wall”, but it's histoty remains front and center. With a lively youth and artistic culture, it professes over 170 museums, hundreds of music clubs and many outdoor public gardens.In between from enjoying trendy bistros, street festivals, museums, rock concerts and/or shopping at the cutting-edge boutiques, a visit to the...

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1st March 2021 by HappyTimeBlog

The other side of Paris

Paris. Midnight in Paris. Gay Paree. The City of Lights. The City of Romance. Need I carry on? Everyone knows the glamorous Hollywood version of France’s capital city. So much so that there have been reports of Paris-induced depression, suffered by disappointed tourists who arrive to find that the streets aren’t filled with mimes, no-one really wears a beret, and the Champs-Elysées is more super-cher than super-chic.While you can hunt down the old Parisian stereotypes if you’re really...

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11th April 2012 by HappyTimeBlog

Why not visit El Gouna this year?

El Gouna is a beautiful tourist resort found on the Red Sea riviera. It’s a calm and relaxed, self-contained town with just over 20,000 residents on 10km of beach. Temperatures are warm all year round, therefore ideal as a winter-sun destination. The coolest temperatures are around 20℃ in January and topping out at around 35℃ in August.The town features islands, lagoons and several beaches spread out along the coastline. Out of all of them, I have to say that Mangroovy Beach was my...

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9th April 2012 by HappyTimeBlog

Into the wilderness of Norway

What do you know about Norway? Their Viking heritage? Tall people, who look like they are bleached from head to toe? Aurora Borealis and the deep dark cold winters up north? Truth is that Norway is one of the most beautiful countries with postcard-worthy views of mountainous regions as well as fjords and glaciers hundreds of metres high which dot through valleys. The country also holds the title of having the happiest people in the world and when flights from London take just over two hours,...

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3rd April 2012 by HappyTimeBlog

Scariest. Road trip. Ever – A driving tour of Australia’s ghost towns

Australia is a land of sprawling open spaces, long freeways and an exciting array of outdoor adventures. If you want to try something a little different on your next road trip, and you want to explore the supernatural when you visit Australia, you must consider the tantalising atmosphere of some of our best ghost towns. Start planning your trip Down Under, and make sure your itinerary includes a few of the following places.1. Silverton, New South WalesThis is the most well known Australian...

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29th March 2012 by HappyTimeBlog

Unmissable Berlin

Over twenty years since the fall of the Berlin wall and the city has been turned into an ever-evolving cultural, urban and tourist hotspot. Whether spending as little as two days or bagging a last-minute city break deal, you will be drawn in by a city which has been at the centre of historical events that have captured the worlds attention and a tourist destination which will keep you entertained by an array of activities and unmissable sights.Begin at the Western side of the Unter Den Linden...

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16th March 2012 by HappyTimeBlog

London on a budget

Vast, vibrant and teeming with energy and culture, London is one of the world’s most exciting cities to visit. Budget travellers need not be put off by the city’s notoriously high prices, as with a little imagination and some good local knowledge it is easy to have an unforgettable time without breaking the bank.London’s famous black cabs may be sleek and iconic, but jump in one of these and you will blow your day’s budget in one 20 minute ride. The tube & bus systems are daunting...

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1st March 2021 by HappyTimeBlog

A week in Tenerife without the the riff-raff

There is something very satisfying about saving your lieu time until the very end of the year and cashing it all in at once. ‘Ten days off you say boss?‘ Don’t mind if I do. A nice week in the sun wouldn’t go amiss. ‘Lads’ holiday or nice relaxing time with the Mrs? It’s not much of a head-scratcher. However, I am weak and know what is good for me so a week with the Mrs it is.In this situation, I don’t care where we go and leave the decision up to the other half. I plan on...

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1st March 2021 by HappyTimeBlog

5 reasons you’ll love the Gold Coast, Australia

The Gold Coast of Australia is waiting for you. Quickly becoming the tourist capital of Australia, the Gold Coast immediately brings to mind sun, surf, and sand. But that is not all you will find at the holiday hot spot. The Gold Coast is home to dozens of exciting activities for the entire family.The Hinterland is Your LandIf you are searching for rainforest paradise the Hinterland is the answer to your dreams. The Hinterland of the Gold Coast allows you to immerse yourself in nature. Mount...