Author Archives: Rupert Parker

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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Hiking the Brandenberg Alps

12/08/2017 by .

Rupert Parker goes round in a circle, starting and finishing in Kramsach, hiking up and down for 50kms.

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Swimming With Whale Sharks In Bicol

04/08/2017 by .

Whale sharks are the largest fish in the sea and Donsol, in Bicol, is one of the few places in the world where sightings are guaranteed. Rupert Parker goes swimming with them.

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Banaue Rice Terraces

04/08/2017 by .

Now a UNESCO Heritage site, the Banaue Rice Terraces, in the mountains of Northern Luzon, are said to have been built around 2000 years ago by the ancestors of the Ifugao, the indigenous people, who still live here.  Rupert Parker sets out to take a look.

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The Stubai Valley

17/07/2017 by .

Around 30 minutes from Innsbruck, the Tyrolean village of Neustift makes a good base for exploring the Stubai Valley and its surroundings. Rupert Parker enjoys some Tyrolean hospitality.

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Exploring North Wales by Rail

13/07/2017 by .

This tiny area of Wales is home to probably the highest concentration of narrow and standard gauge steam train lines in the UK. Rupert Parker climbs on board.

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