Posts by category: 2011

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a road trip through andalusia

I can’t say I knew much about Andalusia; at best I would answer ‘flamenco’ and ‘horses’ if asked what the region was known for. Sparked by a recent conversation I was curious what it really had to offer and so I embarked on a road trip through what is officially known as the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.

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turkish delights

Wherever you look these days, Istanbul is being lauded as the coolest/hippest/most exciting/diverse/trendiest/upcoming (select as appropriate) destination; most recently voted Best City by British Airways’ 2011 Travel Awards.

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i know what you (probably) didn’t do this summer

i know what you (probably) didn’t do this summer

Whether it’s hiking, dining or driving, here are three things you shouldn’t miss this summer.

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the sound of the waves

Arriving at Réunion’s Roland Garros International Airport is a bit like arriving in Nice: you descend over the sea, you only see the runway appearing beneath you moments before touchdown, as a European you only need an ID card to pass border control, flight connections displayed in the terminal are mainly Air France to Marseille and Paris, posters advertise helicopter transfers and there is a steep mountain backdrop – although here it is an active volcano instead of the Alps. All in all: the same jovial atmosphere than at the slightly provincial (no offence) South of France airport.

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by in / 2011 / Destination Reviews

moroccan cowboys

Experiencing the busy hustle and bustle of Morocco’s Marrakech is a must, but few manage the true art of mastering the medina. After perfecting it for three days, this time based at the wonderfully charming Dar Mo’da in the very heart of the medina, I was in need of some peace and solitude.

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