Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Eat Turin and Piedmont

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 8:34 am by .

Turin is the capital of Piedmont in northern Italy, and the Alps rise up northwest of the city. To the south are the rolling green hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, Piedmont’s wine area, and the fertile Po valley is right on the doorstep.

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Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 9:03 am by .

In my time, I’ve stayed in many places that have been converted into hotels, including lighthouses, prisons, lunatic asylums, but Hotel NH Torino Lingotto Congress is in a former Fiat car factory.

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Art Rotterdam Week

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 9:01 am by .

Rupert Parker goes to Holland to investigate the weird and the wonderful at Art Rotterdam Week.

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Famous Film locations in Tunisia 

Friday, February 17th, 2017 10:39 am by .

Rogue One was the movie event of 2016 for Star Wars fans, but you can still visit the locations for the earlier films in the South of Tunisia.

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Aube: Champagne and Templar

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 3:22 pm by .

In Aube, in the south of the Champagne region, the largest Cistercian monastery was founded in 1115 by an abbot, later canonised as Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Not only was he instrumental in the founding of the Knights Templars, he also brought Pinot Noir grapes from Burgundy, an essential ingredient in Champagne

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Victoria Can Tho Resort

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 2:55 pm by .

The Victoria Can Tho Resort is the only luxury four star hotel in the centre of the Mekong Delta and lies on the banks of the Hau River. It’s set in beautiful tropical gardens away from the noise of Can Tho town but a footbridge connects the two.

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