From the monthly archives: July 2016

The surrounding Corsican countryside was of the super model category when it comes to landscapes – a multi-layered world of rolling hills, sandstone coloured villages teetering on slopes and…

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24 Hours in Segovia

On July 25, 2016 By

Unsurprisingly Segovia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entrance to the old town is located to one side of an astounding and beautiful feat of engineering, a Roman aquaduct dating from 50BC

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The Corsican Way

On July 21, 2016 By

There’s a poster on the wall in the bar. It’s a picture of a handgun and we’re looking straight down the barrel. The space around the gun is peppered with bullet holes. The text simply reads: “We don’t dial 911”. “Every Corsican keeps a shotgun under the seat of his car…” our guide nonchalantly informs […]

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In Park de el Retiro there is something of interest at just about every junction. Many are obvious but a lot of sculptures, monuments and quirks are half hidden amongst the 15,000 trees.

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10 Scenes of Corsica

On July 4, 2016 By

Our briefing painted an intriguing picture of a rough diamond of an island populated by fiercely proud people who had their own code of conduct. A couple of friends who’d been to Corsica declared it one of the best places they’d ever visited.

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