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Almost two hours into our voyage, I notice what looks like an iceberg floating off the starboard bow in the distance. Before long, the sea has become more iceberg than open water, a floating gallery of fantastical shapes…

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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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Hitler presented this face of beauty and tranquillity to his diplomatic visitors in a venue as spectacularly picturesque as the plans that were being hatched beneath its façade, were grotesque.

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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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We’re alert to every opportunity to sample top notch food at rock bottom prices. These are just five of the ways we’ve found to enjoy gourmet food without crippling the credit rating…

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Budget airlines fly frequently to both Porto and Lisbon with flight times under three hours, but which one would make your ideal city getaway…

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“An empty bag cannot stand up,” says Hetty, handing me two large, heavy and still hot Tupperware containers to pack into my rucksack…

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The Trouble With Vertigo

On January 27, 2016 By

I can say when a path has an exposed ridge or falls away steeply but that doesn’t necessarily make it vertiginous because this is an affliction that takes many forms…

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