Trip Reviews

Insider guide to Al Seef, Dubai

08/01/2019 by .

“You were here 20 years ago!” the ice-cream seller exclaimed as if I were a living historical relic as once more I looked across Dubai’s Creek of dhows.

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Skiing in Verbier

Verbier should carry a government health warning, something like ‘You come here at your own risk’. Risk of what! Well, your wallet for a start, then your health, then your ego.

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Mysterious Moldova

I’m waiting for an audience with the Gypsy King of Moldova, Arthur Cerari, and this is his palace.

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Christmas Markets and more in Northern France

Most people hurtle through Pas de Calais on their way South but it’s an easy hop across the channel, particularly if you use Eurostar.

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On the set of Star Wars’ Mos Espa in Tunisia

Standing on a sand dune overlooking the set of Mos Espa the space port in Star Wars, I swear I had a strange feeling. It was as if my landrover was some kind of parked interplanetary space vehicle and I was being spied upon by a terrestrial power.

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Driving Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

 The spectre of a renewed “hard Irish border” being raised daily in the run-up to Brexit is reason enough to take a road trip around Britain’s closest neighbour.

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Secret Costa Brava, Catalonia

Discover a different Costa Brava. Boutique hotels by beautiful beaches, linked by attractive coastal paths, serving exquisite Catalan food.

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