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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Hotel tip for central London

Save your money for fun stuff and stay at a Premier Inn when you’re in London. Chain hotels, but excellent locations, high standards and free wifi.

Smugglers’ Island

Burgh Island, off the coast of Devon, was re-christened by Agatha Christie in 1941 for her famous Hercule Poirot novel “Evil Under The Sun”.

Ringgenberg, Switzerland

Kayaking on the ridiculously turquoise waters of Lake Brienz in Switzerland.

Garvault Hotel, Kinbrace

If you drive up to the far north west of Scotland from Inverness, you’ll probably pass the Garvault Hotel: touted as the most remote hotel in mainland Britain.

After Sieff

Black-and-white memories of a dodgy hotel in the back streets of Paris in the 1990s.

Tips auf Deutsch for visitors to London

As a Britischer, I am often asked for suggestions by people who plan on visiting London: where to eat, what they really must see, and where there are good hotels. I had been planning on writing a much longer and more explanatory guide of places which I really like to see, and will indeed do… (Read More)

Finding Findery

Cool location-based sharing site Findery has added a simple embed function to their website; here’s an example of one of my tips on their site.

Hotel Seehof, Arosa

Jo and I visited Graubünden (again) for our anniversary this year, and settled on the Hotel Seehof in Arosa.

Suisse Majestic, Montreux – Valerie

The first set of photos from a portrait session in the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux

Giessbach Falls, Brienz

A long exposure photograph of the Giessbach waterfall near Brienz in full torrent.