Beach Buggies on Fernando de Noronha

26 April 2010 | Transport

I’ve always liked destinations where there’s a certain make or model of car which somehow typifies the place. Old ‘Yank tanks’ (aka ‘lead sleds’) in Cuba, Land-Rovers on the Falkland Islands or original Minis (not the new ones, nice though they are) in England. &nb...

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Photographs of 2008

23 December 2008 | Places

I’m running through some travel lists for 2008. I’ve ticked off interesting hotels, my best music experiences, great flights, cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions. Today it's some favourite photographs of 2008. They're not necessarily my bes...

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Hotels of 2008

18 December 2008 | Living

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll post some lists of my travel favourites over the last year. Books, movies, flights, views, photographs, drives, transport, exhibits – and we’ll start with 10 interesting hotels from the past year. Ten hotels in ascending order of ...

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Walking in Tuscany

3 June 2008 | Places

I’ve done a few walking trips in Italy – through the mountains in the Dolomites, down the stunning stretch of coast at Cinque Terre, around the southern side of Mt Blanc (Monte Bianco in Italian) on the circuit of that famous mountain – and in May 2008 through souther...

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