Reykjavik, Iceland

I recently went on holiday to Iceland, staying in the capital city, Reykjavik. Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world, and is also the smallest capital city in Europe, but then Iceland itself doesn’t have the largest population either. Greater Reykjavik has a population of just over 200,000 people, which is two thirds of… Continue reading Reykjavik, Iceland

Hong Kong

I spent a week in Hong Kong in March 2010. Why Hong Kong? Well, I decided that I wanted to go somewhere reasonably far-flung; it should be somewhere I could ‘do’ in a week; I knew I would be travelling alone, so it should be somewhere safe; and it should have a prospect of reasonable… Continue reading Hong Kong


I visited Luxembourg for a short break and would highly recommend it as a destination. Luxembourg is the world’s only Grand Duchy. It is a tiny little state bordered by Belgium, Germany and France. The inhabitants speak Luxembourgish (yes, that is a real language), French and German and there are several temporary and permanent immigrants… Continue reading Luxembourg

Getting a passport

Applying for your passport Please note, the following information relates to British citizens applying for British passports. If you want to go on holiday abroad, you will need a passport. Passports last for ten years, so if yours has expired, you will need to renew. You can apply online to receive, renew, replace or update… Continue reading Getting a passport