Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Best Hiking Footwear

06/11/2017 by .

 

I recently walked the Camino de Santiago, the famous long distance path where you can do up to 25 miles a day. The hiking wasn’t particularly tough and the ground, for the most part, fairly even, so I didn’t really need ankle support.

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Uzbekistan Wine Route

31/10/2017 by .

In Uzbekistan most of the population practise Islam so it’s surprising that it’s packed with vineyards. Indeed, during Soviet Union times, it was the major producer of sweet wines, partnering with Georgia who produced the drier stuff.

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Tale of the Unspunnen in Interlaken

17/09/2017 by .

Rupert Parker braves the rain at the tenth edition of the Unspunnen – the Swiss Wrestling, National Costume and Alpine Herdsmen’s Festival, held in Interlaken.

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More Jackets for Anywhere

15/09/2017 by .

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Portals Nous

15/09/2017 by .

Sadly Mallorca’s image has been tarnished by the hordes of package tourists who party in Magaluf, men and women behaving badly. Fortunately they don’t infect the rest of the island and, certainly the brand new Iberostar Portals Nous is not for the likes of them.

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Weekend in Valencia

14/08/2017 by .

Striking modern architecture, coupled with elegant art nouveau buildings, and a wealth of Gothic and Renaissance monuments, make Valencia the perfect place to wander.

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