Rome 2016 – Day 4

So, suddenly it’s the last day of our holiday, needless to say the sun is blasting down from a cloudless sky. We have no need to hurry as checkout isn’t until 11.00 so we wander down to a late and leisurely breakfast. Then the packing ritual; problem is what to pack where and what to…

Rome 2016 – Day 3

Welcome to another hot and sunny day in Rome. Today we woke up again with excitement as we are spending time visiting some of the wonderful historic and cultural sites of this beautiful city, and because the Rome Times Hotel is so well placed we can easily do everything we want to do on foot.…

Rome 2016 – Day 2

It turned out to be one of “those” nights. A gentle walk from the hotel and back, a nice dinner and an early night, but, before going to sleep I wrote my blog. It was witty, it was erudite, it had wonderful pictures to illustrate what I had said, and… when I pressed the publish…

Rome 2016 – Day 1

This year Mrs Sixwheeler celebrates a “Special Birthday”, you know, one of those ending in a “0”, so something special is in order. She has long expressed a wish to visit the”Eternal City” of Rome, so here we are. The only downside has been a long and tiring day, I use the TripCase app when…

Tenerife 2016 – Days 7 and 8

It’s Thursday and that means it’s our last day in Tenerife; so there’s shopping to do. It also means a nice unhurried day. After a nice unhurried breakfast we wandered out to the beach in front of the hotel where the local surf school is based. I was looking across to the other side of…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 6

So today we had another go at El Teide, the volcano that dominates the island of Tenerife. Going the “direct” way from Puerto de la Cruz takes you rapidly to altitude via a seemingly endless series of hairpin bends. This requires a great deal of concentration and progress depends mainly on the progress of vehicles…

Tenerife 2016 – Day 5

Midway through the week and needed a break from all the touristy stuff so I took Mrs Sixwheeler shopping. She’d expressed an interest to investigate the differences between Zara shops in Spain and Zara shops in the UK. Thanks to the wonder of the internet I had located the Zara stores in Santa Cruz together…