Mark Roddis

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Caerphilly Castle [PHOTOS]

Day Two in Wales and after an overnight stay in Cardiff, it’s just a 20 minute drive north to the town of Caerphilly. Our destination today is Caerphilly Castle. The … Continue reading

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tintern Abbey [PHOTOS]

And so we begin. As discussed just last week, our family quest to explore Great Britain has begun and our first weekend takes deep into Wales. This is Tintern Abbey. … Continue reading

Monday, June 16th, 2014

My New 2014 BMW 520D SE

As mentioned the other day, my company policy states that I must have a company car to drive on company business. Whilst I am still convinced that my previous Audi … Continue reading

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Reboot – Blog Update

The planets have aligned and a new chapter seems to be opening up with new opportunities The arrival of a company car (a first for me) has opened up an … Continue reading

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hotel Review : The Hilton Hotel Basingstoke

I don’t know what it is about Hilton hotels. They seem reluctant to spend any money on keeping the rooms up to date but are quite happy to lavish large … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Three Days In Paris – April 2014

A quick get away and the weather was’t great but it did stay dry and we did mange to cram in all of the sights. As usual, more photos can … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Taking Jenga to a whole new level

I just came across this promotional video by Caterpillar (the people who make the huge earth movers) and thought it was worth sharing Enjoy    

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Back to Prague again

I have been head down at work for many months and my current project has now come to an end. Time to head off for a few days just to … Continue reading

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Hotel Review : The Holiday Inn Hotel Farnborough

This is a hard one to review. Arrived after dark on a cold wet January evening. Found plenty of parking available. The reception area was welcoming (this is in the … Continue reading

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Are Silent Farts More Deadly?

This is a question that has been asked many times over many years. At last, somebody has applied real science to answer the question once and for all

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Bordeaux 2013 [Photos]

During our summer vacation in France this year, we had the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Bordeaux

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Liverpool 2013 [Photos]

I have spent a lot of time this year working up in Liverpool. It really is an amazing city with architecture unlike anywhere else and a very interesting history. Today, … Continue reading

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Hotel Review : Holiday Inn Express Berlin City Centre West

Last time I stayed in Berlin it was at the Crowne Plaza just around the corner. This time I was using cash and not points and was travelling for pleasure … Continue reading

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Berlin 2013 [Photos]

It’s April and we are heading back to Berlin. It’s still cold and grey but Berlin is such a great city that it doesn’t matter. The Wall, Currywurst, Beer and … Continue reading

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Back to Prague

I have been to Prague a few times over the years with my family and we have always enjoyed visiting. This time however I was on my own so wanted … Continue reading

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Kicking And Screaming–They Killed Google Reader

Maybe it’s an age thing. I am sat here questioning if I am turning into a dinosaur. We used to joke about how you needed to get a child to … Continue reading

Friday, March 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment


Hello I'm Mark and welcome to my personal blog.

I travel a lot both for business and pleasure, often on my own but also with my family whenever I can.

I really do enjoy taking photos when I travel but would still consider myself a traveller first and a photographer second

I suppose you could think of this as a travel blog but it's more than that. It's really a place for me to share my experiences and thoughts on just about anything.

Considering I work in IT and telecommunications I have an unhealthy interest in technology and gadgets and all things tech related. I also like my cars so expect plenty on non travel stuff to be included as well.

So the words are my own (not my employers) so have a look around and please feel free to leave a comment or Two

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