English Pronunciation

If you can correctly pronounce all the words in the following poem by G Nolst Trenite you are better than the average English speaker. It is important to note that the spelling of a word is not always an accurate guide to how it is pronounced. Similarly the pronunciation of a word is not always […]

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal Thursday, 26 September 2013 We arrived in Lisbon by train from Porto on Thursday 26 September 2013.  We were not happy with our initial booking at the Beach Destination Hostel.  We wanted to cancel our booking because they could not provide the rooms that we had pre-booked.  They offer some dark crappy alternatives […]