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Woman sitting in front of Lake Como
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A love story: my Italian Lakes discovery

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Experience in life and love tells me that when you’ve lusted after something for a long time it rarely lives up to its promise. But, I need not have worried. Como and, indeed, the entire Italian lakes region is one of those places on this planet where the reality outguns the hype.

27/06/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
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Why I love North Iceland, a land of small towns and scenic gems

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The landscape in this part of Iceland is vaster, steeper and more extreme, but with significantly less tourists. It is an Iceland begging to be explored, with a limitless, choose-your-own-adventure feel.

15/06/2018 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
A local couple hug in Botswana
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Botswana: A country full of hope

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Botswana is one of the most welcoming, hopeful and beautiful countries I’ve visited. The local people personify the country’s joyful spirit. You can see it in their faces and the convivial attitudes of our hosts. It’s easiest to illustrate this with contrasts drawn by the start of my journey. I began in Johannesburg. Driving through […]

22/05/2018 / By / , , / Post a Comment
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A walking tour of heaven on earth: the Amalfi Coast

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As one of my chums on Peregrine’s Spirit of Amalfi tour said as we gazed down on the coast from the aptly named Pathway of the Gods, “it just can’t get any more beautiful.” She was wrong.

22/05/2018 / By / , , , , , / Post a Comment
Ecuador Amazon
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The magic of Ecuador’s Amazon and reconnecting with nature

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I came away with a renewed appreciation for nature in its purest form, for its beauty and diversity, but also for its imperfections and unpredictability.

01/05/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment