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The Quirky Traveller

Quirkilicious photos from my travel blog and other writings - culture, history, art, food, traditions, adventure, people and places around the world

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Dora's Field of daffodils - Wandering in Wordsworth's footsteps from Grasmere to Rydal

Beatrix Potter’s ‘Hill Top’ one of Lake District’s most popular visitor attractions

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The colourful houses of Symi island, all piled up on top of one another, Dodecanese in Greece

Castle Cottage, Near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter lived for about 30 years in the beautiful Lake District

April 15th 1802 "I never saw daffodils so lovely ... some rested their heads upon these stones. The rest tossed and reeled and danced; they looked so gay, ever glancing, ever changing." Dorothy #Wordsworth wrote this after a visit to #Ullswater near Gowbarrow Park in the Lake District, Cumbria. William Wordsworth took her words as the inspiration for his famous poem 'The Daffodils'

Pretty blue (or are they violet?) anemones in the spring sunshine :-)

Beautiful spring flowers brighten up a day out in Southport Lord Street

Pot of pinky purple flowers adding spring colour to a garden :-)

Jack's Camp Makgadikgadi Pans - Luxury Safari Tent Camps in Botswana Africa

Luxury Safari tents in Botswana, Africa. San Camp – Makgadikgadi Pans

Botswana's Top Luxury Safari Tents - Zarafa Camp

'A Sounding Line' by Edmund de Waal - photo Chatsworth House Derbyshire

Willow Tree & the god Pan - plus plastic duck at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire #garden #art #sculpture #easter #fun

Marble Lion at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire #art #sculpture

Dining table silver at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire - plus plastic duck!

Roman Foot - art at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire - miniature silver objects plus plastic duck!

Chatsworth House - a cornucopia of quirky curiousities!

Hurtigruten Ferry - highly recommend it!!

The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch - a wonderfully quirky hotel in London :-)

Charter a yacht and get on the paddle board for Mediterranean fun in the sun!

Yacht holiday fun in the sun - drinks on-board and off :-)

Discover the best yacht charter in Europe

Indian savoury peanuts - quick, easy recipe for spicy snack food :-)

Recipe for Indian savoury peanuts - food ingredients incl unsalted peanuts, oil, chilli, salt and pepper

View from plane of the Lofoten Islands in Norway - the engine seems to be falling off ;-)

Reindeers in the snow at Ice Hotel in Kirkenes, Arctic Norway :-)

Quirky Travel Photo - Madonna in the Snow, St Michael’s Church, Hammerfest in Arctic Norway

Blickling Estate in Norfolk - a lovely @National Trust property

The colourful fishing village of Havøysund in Arctic Norway

Capturing the scene - photography on Hurtigruten ferry at Havøysund, Arctic Norway

Four Quirky Things to Do in the Lake District - visit an Alpaca Farm

Pretty little Flam Church in one of Norway's lovely fjord villages

The Flam Railway in Norway is one of the great train journeys of the world

Norwegian Traditional Dancers at a spring festival in Voss Norway

5 Places to get away from it all in England - Moss Eccles Tarn #LakeDistrict #Cumbria

5 Places to Get Away from the hurly burly in England - Harrogate in Yorkshire

Gloroius golden beach at Portmeirion, Wales

Quirky mural on a cafe in Portmeirion, Wales

Tulip festival in splendid Srinagar, Kashmir

Herwick & lamb, Lake District, Cumbria.

"One travels more usefully when along because he reflects more ..." Do you agree? #Travel #Quote

Green door, lantern and window - wooden house in Tromso, Norway

Unique UK Wedding Destinations: Leighton Hall in Lancashire, England

Anne Hathaway's Cottage near Stratford Upon Avon, England

Unique UK Wedding Destinations: champagne is served at The Gilpin Lake House in the lovely Lake District

Unique UK Wedding Destinations - Leighon Hall in Lancashire Photo by @Glynis Blaine Blaine Blaine Bland

Top 5 things to do in Gibralter - see the famous Barbary Macaque Ape on the Rock :-) Photo by Alex Curl www.thequirkytrav...

Stay in your very own converted lighthouse! This is the West Usk Lighthouse Hotel (in Newport, Wales) - An exclusive to

The Emerald Buddha (actually made of jade) in the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand Photo by Gremel Madolora

Temple complex of the Emerald Buddha. Explore the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand Photo by Sodacan

Explore the Grand Palace in Bangkok,Thailand - photo by Andy Marchand

Exquisite Arporn Phimok Prasad or 'Disrobing Pavilion' in the Grand Palace, Bangkok Photo by Tevaprapas Makklay

Top 10 Tips for building a website from Google #GoogleJuiceKendal by quirkytraveller, via Flickr

The Lone Dingo - on a wall in Alice Springs #australia #travel #quote

Jujeon Lighthouse. South Korea

A beautiful afternoon that the Corolla NC lighthouse on the Outer Banks.

Scrumptious desserts at Cumbria Coaching Network lunch - soul food extraordinaire :) (at Lyzzick Hall Hotel)

MV Richard With sails through Arctic connecting far-flung communities taking passengers on the trip of a life-time aboard @Hurtigruten ferry #RealNorway #Norway

Luminescent light falls across snow-covered mountains in Arctic Norway fjord @Hurtigruten #realnorway

Tromsø Polar Museum in old Harbour Customs building. Tells story of indomitable Norwegian Arctic explorers including Amundsen, Fram and Nansen plus displays of daily life in this tough, beautiful, raw environment.

Colourful wooden warehouses and fishing boats harbour in Tromsø - historic #Arctic town in #Norway

Beautiful Hammerfest Church in the world's most northerly town in Arctic #Norway

Tiny spring daffodils outside back door with quirky blue Pukeko bird from New Zealand ;-)

Ancient moss and lichen covered stone wall in the Lake District :-) (at Kentmere)

Bengal Tiger #India - see these magnificent animals on Indus Tours

6 things you need to know about the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia

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The Baltic Centre and Millennium Bridge - Newcastle Gateshead

DrSeuss quotes - sharing the wisdom of Dr. Seuss. Be who you are and say what you mean. Because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. :)

Passport, ticket, money, guide book, quirky woolly hat - all you need for a @Hurtigruten #cruise to #Norway in search of the Northern Lights, husky dogs and the #RealNorway :-)

MS Richard With sailing in Raftsundet strait between Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. MS Richard With is named after the founder of Hurtigruten, Captain Richard With. His establishment of the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893 had an enormous impact on the life along the Norwegian coast. The ship was delivered to us on 1993, 100 years after our founder completed his first Hurtigruten voyage. #RichardWith #travel #norway

Top tips from Traverse14 #Travel #Blogging Conference in Newcastle Gateshead

Chocolate fudge brownies, dinky frosted icing cupcakes and dainty biscuits - the Danish make exceedingly good cakes!

Grasmere and pretty rowing boats at the Fairy Cafe, Lake District, Cumbria

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art has a colourful linear beauty. Glorious example of early 20th Century industrial architecture

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back; a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." Anaïs Nin #travel #life #dream #quote

Bengal tiger melding into jungle in Bandhavgar National Park, northern India

Aira Force - well-known Lake District waterfall in full spate

Lamai nomad lions - Top 5 best places to see lions in Africa Thanks @The Luxury Safari Company #luxury #safari #conservation

Duba Plains camp lion - Top 5 best places to see lions in Africa. Thanks @The Luxury Safari Company #luxury #safari #conservation

Serengeti Migration on luxury safari in Africa Travel with @The Luxury Safari Company

Masai Mara lion - Top 5 best places to see lions in Africa #luxury #safari #conservation

MS Richard With - Hurtigruten ferry #cruise ship to the most northerly point in Europe