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Walking Madeira still open for business

19/03/2010 – 17:06

By Rupert Parker
There was bad news from Madeira.  On one terrifying Saturday, in February, a freak storm washed away roads and bridges and reduced the streets of Funchal to a morass of mud.  I wasn’t …

Top of the World in the Czech Republic

18/03/2010 – 18:52

By Rupert Parker
Bus from Prague to Pec pod Sněžkou
From Prague, it’s a three hour bus journey east through the Bohemian countryside to Pec pod Sněžkou, the country’s main ski resort. It’s the middle of summer, …

La Gomera, Bashful Neighbour of Tenerife

16/03/2010 – 16:27

By Rupert Parker
Where do you go when you want some winter sun and a bit of piece and quiet, without breaking the bank?  Christmas was looming and we needed to get away from the horrors …

Explore the Lake District via the Via Ferrata.

04/03/2010 – 17:25

By Vera de Ruiter
Update: 9th March 2011
It is with deepest sorrow and regret that we report the death of Honister Slate Mine owner Mark Weir in a tragic helicopter crash on the evening of Tuesday, March …

More to the Catalan Pyrenees than skiing.

02/03/2010 – 11:34
Solar Furnace

By Vera De Ruiter
To ski or not to ski? Go once and you’re hooked for life, that’s what they say…I was not one of those kids that went skiing with parents every winter and I …

Visiting and Staying in Gdansk

01/03/2010 – 00:01
Gdansk Street

By Peter Rosenfeld
My first impression of Gdansk from my airport bus window was I had arrived late at a party where the band had finished and all that remained were wandering people picking out the …