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David W

David W

United Kingdom

Travel journalist, currently based in Sheffield, England.

Jan102012

Travel Recommendation

Vancouver Outdoors

Vancouver

My Recommendation Tip

You’d have to be of a particularly warped disposition – perhaps with a phobia of grass or a deep-rooted hatred of trees – to dislike Stanley Park. In many ways, it sums up everything that Vancouver is about; culture, wholesome outdoor enjoyment, room to breathe and a perhaps delusional determination to ignore the weather.

Sep132011

Travel Recommendation

3 Days in Budapest: Suggested Itineraries

Budapest

My Photos

  • Vasarely Museum
  • Paprika peppers in Great Market Hall
  • Great Market Hall

Sep132011

Tour/Activity

Budapest Night Walking Tour and River Cruise

Budapest, Hungary

My Photos

  • St Stephen's Basilica at night
  • Parliament Building at night from Danube Cruise

Sep132011

Tour/Activity

Budapest Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Budapest, Hungary

My Photos

  • Wines from the tasting, Budapest

Jul112011

Tour/Activity

Ultimate Grand Canyon 4-in-1 Helicopter Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Photos

  • View of the Grand Canyon
  • Colorado River Boat Ride
  • Helicopter
  • Guano Point Grand Canyon
  • Looking Over the Grand Canyon
  • The Grand Canyon

May102011

Travel Recommendation

Chicago Architecture Guide

Chicago

My Photos

  • Trump Tower

Apr082011

Tour/Activity

Zumanity™ by Cirque du Soleil® at New York New York Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas, Nevada

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The second Cirque du Soleil of the week, this was never going to live up to the astonishing majesty of O. But Zumanity is more erotic than aquatic - lashings of sauce, a more humorous outlook and plenty that grandma wouldn't approve of make it distinctive and fun for a naughty 10pm treat.

The not-for-kids content shouldn't distract too long from the content. After all, Zumanity shows what Cirque du Soleil does best - astonishing acrobatics and supreme showmanship. The only difference this time is that it shows rather a lot more, too...

Mar072011

Travel Recommendation

Australian War Memorial

Canberra

My Recommendation Tip

The Australian War Memorial is, hands down, the best museum in Australia. There’s so much in there, and almost all of it is both deeply moving and illuminating. The World War I section is the part that sticks in the memory. The 3D dioramas of famous Great War battles are a brilliant way of illustrating conditions, while the tales of the Western Front and Gallipoli campaigns are told through signage, art, sculpture and artefacts from the time. Even history scholars will find themselves constantly discovering something they didn’t previously know. Little things stick out, such as the remarkable picture of a soldier feeding a kangaroo – the 3rd Brigade’s Mascot – at a training camp in front of the Pyramids of Giza. The World War II and post-1945 sections are also utterly absorbing, while the Great Hall is swarming with aircraft hanging down from the ceiling.
You could easily spend a whole day here, and not feel a second of it has been wasted. It’s a marvellous work of dedication and passion, and a truly fitting tribute to those who have laid down their lives fighting for their country.

Mar072011

Travel Recommendation

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Canberra

My Recommendation Tip

Out to the south-west of Canberra in the Tidbinbilla area is the Australian capital’s contribution to space science. A series of massive dishes sit outside the main complex building, monitoring what’s going on in numerous space missions.
The complex is owned by NASA but run by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. It’s one of just three such hubs in the NASA network – the others are in Goldstone, California and Madrid. It opened in 1965, with the aim of supporting the Apollo Space programme, and has been communicating with satellites, probes and manned space missions ever since.
Inside, there’s a free museum of sorts that goes into the history of space exploration and the role that the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex has played in it. On show are rovers that have investigated the surface of Mars, images sent from distant probes, space suits and the freeze-dried food that astronauts use.

My Photos

  • Antenna

Dec092010

Tour/Activity

Private 4x4 Desert and Wadi Safari - Wahiba and Wadi Bani Khalid

Muscat, Oman

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
At times, the 4x4 feels like we’re teetering at a 45 degree angle, sliding down the sand banks and oversteering out of control. It is, of course, all part of the ride. The car kicks up outrageous amounts of sand as we plough through, spraying the (mercifully closed) windows as if they’re enduring a blackout.The second major stop of our day trip is Wadi Bin Khalid – one of the country’s most famous beauty spots. Once there, we walk along a traditional Omani water system; a man-made channel that snakes gradually downhill from its underground source in the mountains. It’s a wonderful spot, and when the sun gets too hot, you can dive into the surprisingly deep gorge for a swim. It’s what the great outdoors should be about. Note from Viator: This review is from David Whitley, who wrote a detailed article on his trip to Oman over on the Viator blog.

My Photos

  • 4WD Adventure
  • Camel
  • Sand Dunes!

Nov112010

Attraction

Millennium Park

Chicago

My Photos

  • Crown Fountain in Millennium Park

Nov112010

Tour/Activity

The Philadelphia Pass

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

My Photos

  • One of Philadelphia's 3,000+ murals
  • Ben Franklin Statue at Franklin Institute
  • Cell at Eastern State Penitentiary

Nov112010

Tour/Activity

Boston Chocolate Walking Tour

Boston, Massachusetts

My Photos

  • Individually painted chocolates at Twig
  • Gifts at Beacon Hill Chocolates
  • Frozen Yogurts at BoYo

Oct262010

Tour/Activity

Chicago Walking Tour: Historic Loop Skyscrapers

Chicago, Illinois

My Photos

  • View of Chicago from John Hancock Center
  • Trump Tower
  • Chicago Skyline
  • Light court in The Rookery
  • Marquette Building Mosaic
  • Marquette building

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