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Is there a law which says if we want to be considered discerning travellers we should only eat what is considered ‘local food’ whenever we visit a destination?

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A chic boutique hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant, set at the rear of the lovely Plage La Roya in the Gulf of St Florent in northern Corsica.

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This evening we’ll join the ranks of visitors strolling the promenade alongside the yachts before choosing a table at one of the restaurants along Rue Clemenceau. But for now, we’re happy to enjoy another side to Calvi, one that most visitors will probably never see…

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The distraction from the march or die conditions was the coastal path from Lotu Beach back to Saint Florent fell into the ‘stop every few hundred yards and exclaim WOW’ category

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Ten Tastes of Corsica

On August 2, 2016 By

Corsica may well be famous for the scent of the maquis, but if I was Corsican and forced to live in exile, it’s the tastes of the island that I would most yearn for…

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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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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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