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Nizwa, Oman’s historic former capital

28/07/2020 by .

Nizwa, Oman’s former capital, is a destination that offers travellers fascinating insights into the traditions and lifestyles of the country’s interior.

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Hilton London Gatwick Airport.

There is one thing I know for sure. It is a lot more civilized to catch a very early flight when you’ve just spent the night at an airport hotel. It’s even more civilized when said hotel is connected to the terminal and you can casually stroll across to the check in.

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Ischgl. Heaven For Hungry Hikers

Mountain hikers are in for delicious dishes when they stop for lunch along the historic pilgrims’ path of Jakobsweg in the Paznaun-Ischgl region of the Austrian Tirol.

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Blakes Hotel

Blakes exists in a glorious 70s timewarp which seems delightfully exotic and eccentric rather than dated in an era of austerity. It may no longer be in the ownership of designer Anouska Hempel, who created the South Kensington bolthole as London’s first luxury boutique hotel in 1978, but she still oversees the design, and has […]

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The Headland Hotel and Cottages, Fistral Beach, Newquay.

The Headland Hotel, overlooking Newquay’s Fistral Beach, is a surprise on many levels.   The heart sinks slightly driving up to the impressive but distinctly Victorian pile, much like those which sit atop cliffs all round the British coast.  But inside, while resolutely Gothic in character, recalling the great age of the railway, the hotel is […]

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Hotel Belles Rives. Juan-les-Pins

It’s 90 years since Cole Porter and F. Scott Fitzgerald took homes on the Cap d’Antibes, raised hell with their Hollywood friends and persuaded the glitterati the Côte d’Azur was the place to party in the summer.

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Estiatorio Milos Athens

The tasting table at Estiatorio Milos Athens restaurant provides no hiding place from the open kitchen embracing it. Just as well really as the procession of sumptuous food and wines coming from the busy brigade all around us is relentless.

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