Sunday, 29 October 2017

Review: Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Is...





Review: Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain - September 2017.



I stayed at the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort in September 2017, this was part of a Jet2 Holidays package holiday from Leeds. 7 nights all-inclusive on a Royal Elite basis, along with return flights from Leeds Bradford Airport, 22kg hold luggage, 10kg hand luggage and return airport transfers on Lanzarote cost £890 per person. In my opinion this was a good deal.



We stayed on a Royal Elite basis, which gave us access to two exclusive bars with premium drinks (one was adult only) and an exclusive restaurant for breakfast and dinner. We were also located in an adult only area of the hotel with a guaranteed sea view, and in fact a view towards Fuerteventura. The all-inclusive was 24 hours (one bar stayed open overnight, it was self-service beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as make your own cheese toasties!).



Our room was large, clean, air-conditioned and decorated to a stylish modern specification. It came with a large king-sized bed, balcony, free to use safe (with a deposit for the key), desk / dressing table, television, sofa. The bathroom was white and bright, very clean, with bath / shower, toilet, double sink (these were too shallow) and bidet. The room had excellent and free wi-fi, with the transmitter straight outside of our balcony.



This film features views of Playa Blanca; exterior views of the hotel; reception; the lobby; the walk to C building; a detailed inspection of room C433; the sunbathing areas; views over the sea towards Fuerteventura; Papagayo Beach; mini golf; the round building; the tunnel to accommodation blocks A,B,C and D; the lifts; the numerous bars and lounges, restaurants and swimming pools (including an adult only pool); example lunch and dinner items in the restaurants; the gym; sports courts; Papagayo Arena; excerpts from the 'We Will Rock You' musical show; the free shuttle bus to Playa Blanca beach; the journey to Playa Blanca; Playa Blanca Beach; a courtesy room in H Building (H1110) and the views.



This was an excellent hotel, the bedroom was comfortable, the food was very good, and the staff were excellent. I would definitely consider staying here again, and I would also come on a Royal Elite basis.



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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Light Night Leeds 2017, Leeds West Yorkshire, England - 5th October, 2017





Light Night Leeds 2017, Leeds West Yorkshire, England - 5th October, 2017.



Light Night Leeds 2017 took place on the 5th and 6th of October, 2017 at locations around Leeds City Centre. Light Night Leeds is an annual free multi-arts and light festival which takes over Leeds City Centre on two nights in early October. During Light Night the city centre come alive with an exciting programme of spectacular projections, interactive installations, exhibitions, dance, music and street performances. To visit the Light Night website, click here: https://whatson.leeds.gov.uk/lightnight .



For this film, I took a walk around Leeds city centre on Thursday 5th October, filming official Light Night installations, as well as unofficial happenings and general street scenes / architecture.



The film features the following identified locations / facilities / happenings: Brewery Place, The River Aire, Design Innovation Centre, High Court, Leeds Minster, Duke Street, Gallery at 164 and an exhibition launch by Bay Backner, St. Peter's Square, Leeds College of Music, 'Through the Glass', Quarry Hill virtual reality, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Talking Heads, Victoria Gate, George Street, Sidney Street, Vicar Lane, Victoria Quarter, Briggate, Illuminated Night Carnival Parade, Light Night Art Run, City Square, The Queens Hotel, Lampounette, Harlequin projection, Park Row, Victoria Gardens, The Headrow, Leeds Town Hall, POP, On Your Wavelength, Light Benches, Calverley Street, Millennium Square, Leeds Civic Hall, and the Out of the Aire projection.



This was an amazing event, thoroughly enjoyed by thousands of people.



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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Runway 14 Take-off from Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds, West Yorkshire, E...





Runway 14 Take-off from Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England - 10th September, 2017.



Leeds Bradford International Airport (IATA: LBA, ICAO: EGNM) is located at Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, England, 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest of Leeds city centre. The airport has one physical runway, which depending on the prevalent wind (which dictates the direction aircraft land and take-off) is called Runway 32 or Runway 14. To read more about Leeds Bradford Airport, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_Bradford_International_Airport .



This film features a short taxi and an early morning take-off on runway 14 from Leeds Bradford Airport, with a left side view over Carlton, Cookridge, Tinshill, Holt Park, Adel, Ireland Wood and Lawnswood before entering a low could base.



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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Shipley Glen Tramway, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, Engla...





A ride on the Shipley Glen Tramway, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England - 28th August, 2017.



The Shipley Glen Tramway is a 400 metre long historic funicular tramway situated in the wooded Shipley Glen near the village of Saltaire in the English county of West Yorkshire. To read more about the Shipley Glen Tramway, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipley_Glen_Tramway .



To visit the Shipley Glen Tramway website, click here: http://www.shipleyglentramway.co.uk/ .



This film features views of the Shipley Glen Tramway, as well as a ride up and down along the 400 metre funicular.



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Monday, 28 August 2017

Rainy Taxi & Take-off from Dublin Airport, Ireland - 14th August, 2017





Rainy Taxi & Take-off from Dublin Airport, Ireland - 14th August, 2017.



Dublin Airport, (Irish: Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath) (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), is an international airport serving Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. The airport is located 5.4 nmi (10.0 km; 6.2 mi) north of Dublin in Collinstown, Fingal. It is the 15th busiest airport in Europe, and is also the busiest of the state's airports by total passenger traffic. It has the greatest traffic levels on the island of Ireland, to read more about Dublin Airport, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Airport .



This film is made using a Veho Muvi action cam and features views from a Ryanair Boeing 737 as it taxis and takes off on a rainy afternoon at Dublin Airport.



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Views Around Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland - 13th August, 2017





Views Around Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland - 13th August, 2017.



Maynooth is a university town in north County Kildare, Ireland. Maynooth is located on the R148 road between Leixlip and Kilcock, with the M4 motorway bypassing the town. To read more about Maynooth, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynooth .



This film features views around Maynooth, and features the following: Glenroyal Hotel, Dublin to Sligo railway line, Maynooth railway station, Royal Canal, Maynooth Harbour, Royal Canal Way, Bond Bridge, Parson Street, Maynooth University, Front Lawn, Saint Joseph Square, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth University Chapel, Maynooth University Clocktower, Our Lady Queen of Angels, Saint Mary's Square, River Lyreen, Maynooth University Library, Memorial to Pope John Paul II, Maynooth Castle, Distillery, Manor Wheel, St. Mary's Church, Mill Street, Maynooth Pound, The Roost, Leinster Street, Main Street, Straffan Road, Memorial to the 1916 Volunteers, The Square, Dublin Road, Brady's, Tree of Liberty, Carton Avenue, Carton Demesne, Carton House, Rye Water, Carton House Golf Club



To see a film of the Airport Hopper bus ride from Dublin Airport to Maynooth, click here: https://youtu.be/Y3DaEC3zanQ .



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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Hotel Review: Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland - Augu...





Hotel Review: Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, County Kildare,
Ireland -
 August, 2017.

I stayed at the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth, County Kildare,
Ireland in August 2017. Two of us stayed for two nights over a weekend, bed and
breakfast, which cost £288 booked with Booking.com.

The hotel is very centrally located in the town, a 2 minute
walk from where the Airport Hopper bus drops you off, and a 5 minute walk from
Maynooth Railway station. We arrived early due to catching an early flight, but
despite this we were found a room by very helpful and friendly receptionist
'Katie' and could so check in several hours early.

After checking in, we had a good breakfast at the Shoda
Market Cafe, which is within the hotel building (Farmer John's or Farmer Jack's
Breakfast - the precise name escapes me).

The hotel is very well presented with thick carpets and well
maintained decor. The room we were allocated 207, was fairly small, with just a
double bed, I must admit we have got used to king-sized beds when staying in
hotels, so this bed did feel a bit on the small side. The bathroom had a
walk-in shower, with just a small step up, along with sink and toilet, all good
really.

One of the reasons that we booked this hotel, was that it
had a swimming pool, what we had not realised though, was that the hotel had
two large pools, one a family 'leisure' pool, the other an adult only swimming
pool. Both of the pools were great. The adult pool was often busy, but we found
that the leisure pool was fairly quiet on an evening. They were a real high
point of our stay, the swimming pools and leisure facilities at this hotel are
truly excellent.

The restaurant was very busy at breakfast, but we managed to
find a table. The breakfast is buffet style, but the hot items are served to
you by some very fast and efficient chefs.

The hotel has a very good bar, Saint's Bar, which the Rose
of Tralee contestants were enjoying a singalong in there one evening during our
stay. 
 
Unfortunately our room was not great, it was South facing
and got very hot, but if you opened the window you got the noises and smells
from the extractor fans from the kitchen and restaurant. What was worse though,
was that out neighbour in room 205 was very loud on the phone for long periods
of time, and we could hear every word, the walls between rooms are evidently
thin. We decided to ask if we could move rooms, and again Katie on reception
was exceptionally helpful. We moved along the corridor to room 211, which was
still south facing and hot, but at least we no longer had the noisy neighbour.

If I ever visit Maynooth again in future, I would still
consider staying at this hotel, BUT I would ask for a room on the 2nd floor at
the very end of a corridor with a car park view. If you are considering staying
here, I would recommend you making this request before your stay.

In summary, this is an excellent hotel, with great staff,
excellent leisure facilities and a super breakfast, but the rooms and beds are
a little on the small side, the bedroom walls are seemingly quite thin, and the
South facing rooms get very hot on sunny days.

This film features external views of the hotel, the
reception, The Roses of Tralee (who were attending an event at the hotel), the
lift / elevator, the 2nd floor, detailed room reviews of room 207 and 211, the
breakfast buffet, the restaurant, the leisure club, the leisure swimming pool,
the adult swimming pool, the hydro-therapy pool, Shoda Market Cafe and Saint's
Bar.

Maynooth is a university town in north County Kildare,
Ireland. Maynooth is located on the R148 road between Leixlip and Kilcock, with
the M4 motorway bypassing the town. To read more about Maynooth, click here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynooth .

To see a film of Maynooth, click here:
https://youtu.be/11U82aw8dWk .

To see a film of Dublin, click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axQDpPz7gaE .

To see a take-off from Dublin Airport, click here:
https://youtu.be/oky9PHgSUtI .

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