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Europe

Korčula – a jewel of the Adriatic

Korčula island, and the enchanting walled city of Korčula, lie just off the Croatian/Dalmation coast. It proved to be a wonderful short break destination for Anna Hyman and Rob Philpott especially as it formed part of a two-centre visit with another ancient walled city – Dubrovnik. Seen from above, Dubrovnik shimmers at night Every time […]

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South America

Northwest from Salta

Vibrant and lively as Buenos Aires was Anna Hyman and Jackie Marriott decided it was time they moved on to Salta to discover the salt flats, pre-Inca ruins, multi-coloured rock faces, mountains and gorges and dramatic scenery that make up Northwest Argentina. Salta la Linda Salta is an interesting city and it’s not known as […]

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South America

Buenos Aires briefly

Buenos Aires is a big city and with only a day in which to explore it Anna Hyman and Jackie Marriott, with the help of their guide, set off to see some of the highlights. Hector, our Buenos Aires guide, was in need of coffee and a pastry. He had had a difficult start to […]

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UK

Cycling in the New Forest made easy

Cycling along forest tracks to the quintessentially English village of Minstead in the heart of the New Forest, Gillian Thomas was on a mini-mission. Why was the grave of Conan Doyle there in the churchyard of All Saints since he lived and died in Crowborough which is 99 miles away? She reckoned it was a […]

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UK

Snowdrops and more

Snowdrops are one of Anna Hyman’s favourite flowers, so when an invitation came from Hodsock Priory to visit and admire their spectacular snowdrop wood and gardens, she decided to head off to Nottinghamshire. Hodsock Priory’s famous snowdrops Hodsock Priory, just north of Worksop in North Nottinghamshire, is famed for its carpets of snowdrops in its […]

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UK

The New Forest: On the Plate and in the Glass

With family living in Dorset Anna Hyman had driven through the New Forest many times to reach them. And that was the problem; on the whole she had never stopped long enough to investigate this wonderful National Park with its wealth of attractions, gorgeous scenery, to say nothing of the famous ponies which graze there. […]