Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Touring Elephant Centres in Thailand

23/03/2020 by .

Animal welfare is always a concern for British travellers and, with so many of us visiting Thailand every year, the care of captive elephants is an issue that’s impossible to ignore.

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Grand Palace, Hurghada, Egypt

11/03/2020 by .

With its year-round sunshine and stunning scenery, above and below the water, the former fishing town of Hurghada has 20 kilometres of golden sand and luxurious beachside hotels.

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White Turf, St. Moritz Switzerland

05/03/2020 by .

Horse racing on ice sounds like a recipe for disaster, yet the fact it’s organised by the Swiss gives me confidence.

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St. Moritz Gourmet Festival, Switzerland

27/02/2020 by .

My flight to Zurich is delayed because of early morning fog but at least that means it’s not too early to take advantage of the business class champagne. SWISS also serves up some choice cold cuts, enough to get me in the mood for the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival. It’s held every year at the end of January and this 27th edition will be an all-female affair.

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ROBINSON Club Cabo Verde, Santa Maria, Sal

04/02/2020 by .

Cape Verde belongs to the group of islands, collectively known as Macaronesia, which also includes the Azores and the more well-known Canaries.

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The Bristol Hotel, Bristol

30/01/2020 by .

I was last in Bristol in the 1970s when the harbour was a desolate wasteland. Since then it’s been spectacularly transformed by tasteful new developments which include bars, restaurants and art spaces.

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