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Ciao Milano! Cathedrals, Castles and Cocktails

The first stop on our 2015 Italian trip, Milan is a city of cocktails, cathedrals and couture...I'm gonna fit in here very nicely...…

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Out and About in Brum, Jan 2016

Find out what A Brummie Home and Abroad got up to in January…

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A Brummie Home and Abroad Guide to 48 hours in Brussels

When you don't have the time to read three long waffly posts on Brussels... here's one simple guide to a weekend in Brussels, the Brummie Home and Abroad way...…

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Brussels: Is the Atomium a Load of Old Balls?

A load of old balls, a disco escalator and the world's heaviest bar stools...…

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I Heart Brussels (Part 2)

A tale of two cities, a train walk of shame and sampling more Brussels beer...…

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I Heart Brussels (Part 1)

When Mr Fletche suggested Brussels as an Easter/birthday getaway, I confess that I wasn't overly enthused. What's in Brussels, I asked? Home of the European Parliament, where they sit around discussing how much bend should be in our bananas? Sprouts (a vegetable that would certainly be consigned to my Room 101)? Tintin and his dog? A little boy peeing into a fountain? Instead, I was…

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The Brummie Home and Abroad Guide to Travel Planning…

It might not be the perfect way, it might not be the cheapest way, but it's the Brummie Home and Abroad way...…

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Salzburg 2014: The hills are alive…Part 3

"Mr Fletche and I spend 10 minutes admiring the maze of cobbled streets and quaint buildings housing hotels, shops and restaurants; and 30 minutes admiring a beer overlooking the lake".…

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Salzburg 2014: The hills are alive…Part 2

”Why don’t we WALK to Hellbrunn?” “Are you sure?” “It’s only a couple of miles, straight down the river (ish) – we’ll pick up a picnic on the way, it’ll be so much FUN!!!”…

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Salzburg 2014: The hills are alive…

Growing up, Ma Lee's dream had always been to visit Austria. Like a wish-granting genie, faster than Ma Lee could rustle up lederhosen from a pair of curtains, flights and hotels were booked for a September jaunt to Salzburg. And of course, we couldn't let two travel novices like Ma and Pa Lee travel alone could we?…

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So what IS a Brummie?

Welcome to my World!

I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…

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