Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Biking in Burgundy

19/06/2017 by .

The EuroVelo 6 is a long distance cycle track from the Black Sea to the Atlantic. It runs a total of 2,270 miles along the course of some of Europe’s major rivers. Rupert Parker tries a short stretch in Burgundy.

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Walking the Fjords of Norway

15/06/2017 by .

I’m on my way to the top of Mount Hoven from the town of Loen, in Western Norway, and it takes me only 5 minutes to climb from sea level up to 1000m. Of course I’m cheating, taking the brand new Loen Skylift, a high tech cable car up the sheer sides of the Nordfjord.

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Roaming in Rodrigues

22/05/2017 by .

Rupert Parker visits Mauritius’s little sister and finds the best way to get around is on foot.

As I circle Rodrigues, it’s clear that it’s tiny – only 11 miles long and 4 miles wide, and completely encircled by its own coral reef. It lies 350 miles east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, and I’m taking the 90 minute hop on a small ATR prop plane.

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Walking the Camino de Santiago

14/05/2017 by .

In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in the North West of Spain, has become increasingly popular. It’s known in English as “The Way of St James”, as the bones of the disciple are supposedly buried in the cathedral of Santiago, but to most people it’s just the Camino.

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Touring Campania Wineries

24/04/2017 by .

There’s an old saying “See Naples and die” based on the high incidence of cholera in the 19th century, but on my visit the challenge is to taste over 200 different wines and live to tell the tale. I’m here for the annual Campania Stories event, where producers showcase their different wines, and it’s held inside the hallowed walls of the Santa Donna Regina church.

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Eating Andermatt

25/03/2017 by .

Rupert Parker takes a culinary tour of Andermatt and discovers military uniforms and Swiss Army Knives have been decommissioned in favour of chef’s whites and kitchen knives.

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