Close to the station, right in the centre of town and a stone’s throw away from the main tourist attractions, the Hannong Hotel combines all the attributes for completely unique stay in Strasbourg. On Tripadvisor; rated 10 out of 128 hotels to stay in Strasbourg, lets find out how it faired.…

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“It’s still corporal punishment, see you in Strasbourg“. – Alan Partridge, Alan Partridge. I ponced around Strasbourg Cathedral, still wearing my Stetson, still in Houston mode.  It was the world’s tallest building from 1647 to 1874 , when it was surpassed by St. Nikolai’s Church, Hamburg. Today it’s the sixth. Eat my knowledge. A shortish…

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‘Over a Dog‘ – Marvin Udall, As Good as it Gets. Just spare a thought for the poor missus on this one. I’m walking around with her camera, taking a picture of everything that moves. Or in this particular scrapbook, things that don’t move. Somedays she’d wait patiently, others not-so.…

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Currently rated #218 out of #1794 hotels according to Trip Advisor. For €288 Euros, for two nights, the missus and I checked in and here’s the match report. ABOUT:  Housed in a historical Hausmannian building, located in the heart of Paris’ cultural centre of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and in close proximity to…

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‘Just heading into town to get the car washed.’ – Sir Godfrey Tibbett, A View to a Kill Took the slowest train from Châtelet Les Halles to Chantilly-Gouvieux, slept for the majority. On arrival we followed a man carrying two large baguettes along a footpath that was submerged in huge maple leafs…

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‘And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it’s this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture.‘ Sy Parrish, One Hour Photo People that go to football games to…

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“Bond: I trust you can handle this contraption, Q? Q: It goes by hot air. Bond: Oh, then you can.” – Octopussy. Up at dawns crack with 3 hours sleep, 5.45am call. Yesterday was spent drinking nothing but the finest cognac, the finest wines, the finest cocktails. Now my ass is out in…

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Colonel Smithers: Have a little more of this rather disappointing brandy. M: What’s the matter with it? James Bond: I’d say it was a 30-year-old fine, indifferently blended, sir… with an overdose of bon-obis. – Goldfinger. After a tour of the vineyards we stopped off at Remy Martin Domaine De St Preuil for…

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“We want the finest wines available to humanity. And we want them here, and we want them now!” – Withnail – Withnail & I. This week I was kindly invited on behalf of Remy Martin, to an exclusive trip to Cognac to experience Carte Blanche – an exciting new collection of Limited…

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