Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Pomona’s Restaurant, Notting Hill

15/10/2019 by .

It doesn’t happen very often that restaurants exceed expectations but Chef Ruth Hansom’s cooking does exactly that.

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Autumn Hiking Around Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

15/10/2019 by .

Cortina is famous as a chic ski resort, nestling in the River Boite valley, beneath the imperial stone towers of the Dolomites, in the Southern Alps.

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Rijeka and the Gulf of Kvarner, Croatia

05/10/2019 by .

In the North of Croatia, at the other end of the coast to Dubrovnik, is the Gulf of Kvarner, surrounded by forested mountains tumbling down to the sea.

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Summer Activities in Verbier, Switzerland

02/09/2019 by .

Verbier, along with other ski resorts, is keen to attract visitors in the summer as well as the winter, and they’ve devised a special offer for every guest staying overnight in one of their hotels. They call it the Verbier Infinite Playground (VIP) Pass and you can travel for free on cable cars and postal buses plus there’s reduced or free entry to many activities.

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Twinpalms MontAzure, Phuket

28/08/2019 by .

I’m always a sucker for up-market beach hotels – the sort of places where you can be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves, with no other distracting sounds, and leap out of bed and go for a refreshing morning dip before enjoying a wonderful breakfast.

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Hiking Gear Update

19/08/2019 by .

It’s always difficult to keep track of new hiking gear, but here’s a guide to the products which I’ve been testing recently. As always, my emphasis is on lightweight durable equipment which works as well in town as high up in the mountains.

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