Casa Wagner – Excellent Value 3 Star Hotel


The Casa Wagner is located in the main square within the citadel, diagonally opposite the Clock Tower entrance to the square. This gives it a perfect location for those seeking to explore the citadel area and soak up the atmosphere. Continue reading “Casa Wagner – Excellent Value 3 Star Hotel”


Darling Street Apartments: Quiet and Secluded


Often when we travel within Australia we take our small dog with us. This necessitates advance planning in terms of accommodation and severely restricts where we can stay.

The upside, when it comes to Sydney, is that rather than staying in small hotel rooms in the inner city we generally end up in much more spacious apartment style digs, invariably self catering and with a small courtyard. This comes at around the same price as, or less than, a basic viewless inner city hotel room, especially when you add the outrageous cost city centre hotels charge for car parking. Continue reading “Darling Street Apartments: Quiet and Secluded”

Ibis Budget Enfield -Great Budget Option for Us


Accommodation in the centre of Sydney is often in short supply and has become very expensive.

Recently I have started cycling again (to and from work and the odd fun ride) and wanted to do a couple of rides in Sydney. I hasten to add that Sydney is not a good place for fun cycling given its dearth of cycle paths and its rather hilly terrain. Indeed I would sadly, in the main, recommend against cycling as a mode of transport or a way of sightseeing for the visitor to Sydney. Continue reading “Ibis Budget Enfield -Great Budget Option for Us”

Amnokgang Hotel: “Clean and Comfortable”


Until mid 2013 Sinuiju was off limits to western tourists and those who exited North Korea by train only stopped in the train station for customs and immigration formalities which took place on the train, as they still do for those proceeding into China. Visitors from China could only enter on a day trip with no overnight options.

Since mid 2013 it has been possible to stop-over in Sinuiju. At present there is only one hotel at which foreign visitors can stay – the Amnokgang Hotel. Continue reading “Amnokgang Hotel: “Clean and Comfortable””