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Our journey began in Nairobi. Its nickname is ‘Nairobbery’ due to its dubious reputation of street theft! However, following safety advice from our guide, who fussed around us like a mother hen...

We arrived in the Maldives from Singapore after a tiring work assignment in the Far East. Our flight touched down at Malé airport at 3am, and its bleary-eyed passengers were quickly ushered on to...

Taking advantage of Ryanair’s recently introduced low cost flights from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, Peter and I recently visited two of the nine islands forming the Azores archipelago - São Miguel...

Roman seafarers knew about the Madeira Archipelago some 2,000 years ago as Pliny the Elder wrote of the existence of the islands in AD 77. The Medici Atlas of 1351 actually showed these islands...

More good news for Portugal in a year in which accolades from international travel magazines and guides have come thick and fast. The country has won a total of 14 European prizes at this year’s...

The ‘Grand Départ’ of the 2014 Tour de France focused the eyes of the world on the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The first stage of the race, from Harewood House to Harrogate, passed through...

All too often Bangkok is just used as a place to change planes whilst on route to the antipodes or beach holidays in S.E. Asia. However, Thailand’s capital has much to offer the visitor and a few...

The River Minho marks the boundary between northern Portugal and Spain. Valença do Minho is the chief border town with a range of attractive shops and markets inside its ancient ‘fortaleza’....

North of Porto and tucked away under Spanish Galicia lies Portugal’s beautiful Minho region. It is verdant and lush, a land of vineyards, traditional farming, tranquil riverside towns and contains...

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