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The Dreaming Spires of Oxford

The Dreaming Spires of Oxford

From the first few months in which I moved to England, I had longed to visit Oxford, ‘city of spires’: renowned for its scholarly excellence, strong literary connections and gothic architecture. I have since visited the…

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The Dreaming Spires of Oxford

From the first few months in which I moved to England, I had longed to visit Oxford, ‘city of spires’: renowned for its scholarly excellence, strong literary connections and gothic architecture. I have since visited the…

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

Last week travel guru Lonely Planet announced it’s ‘Best in Travel’ lists for the forthcoming year and it was a great score for my home nation. Belfast and The Causeway Coast, came in at first…

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018
Breaking Dawn in Benidorm

Breaking Dawn in Benidorm

Being the busy-bodied British and Irish that we were, we insisted on buying breakfast in Benidorm; no cultural trip to Spain would be quite the same without. Setting off as the sun rose above the…

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Breaking Dawn in Benidorm

Being the busy-bodied British and Irish that we were, we insisted on buying breakfast in Benidorm; no cultural trip to Spain would be quite the same without. Setting off as the sun rose above the…

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Postcards: Mountain Rhythm – Brecon Beacons

Postcards: Mountain Rhythm – Brecon Beacons

Frosted lakes, vast umber forests, Steep winding roads, valleys below. Constant moving, rattling engine, Wheels keep moving, music sounds. Remote hamlets, wooded pathways, Carpeted leaves and endless heights. Steady climbing, heavy breathing, Tightened calves and…

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Postcards: Mountain Rhythm – Brecon Beacons

Frosted lakes, vast umber forests, Steep winding roads, valleys below. Constant moving, rattling engine, Wheels keep moving, music sounds. Remote hamlets, wooded pathways, Carpeted leaves and endless heights. Steady climbing, heavy breathing, Tightened calves and…

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Postcards: Stations of Sella, Valencia, Spain

Postcards: Stations of Sella, Valencia, Spain

Footsteps tread the winding path, adorned either side by an abundance of wildflowers. Receptive ears pursue the faint gushing of the water, streaming down from the terraced hills. The meandering trails meet, by the foot…

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Postcards: Stations of Sella, Valencia, Spain

Footsteps tread the winding path, adorned either side by an abundance of wildflowers. Receptive ears pursue the faint gushing of the water, streaming down from the terraced hills. The meandering trails meet, by the foot…

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Postcards: Flora of Relleu

Postcards: Flora of Relleu

A wind whips through the alpine meadows But the warmth holds in the Valencian hills Aleppo soldiers stand to attention on the verge Throwing conical grenades of russet to the ground Hesperis matronalis spreads like…

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