Browsing: The Explorer

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” Having been a guest at Balfour Castle, dangling her long plaits from a Baronial turret, Mina discovers that this is the stuff of which fairy tales are made.

Hotels The Zetter Townhouse (c) Juliet Murphy
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Gabrielle Sander spends a night amidst stuffed animals and eccentric curios at the charmingly quirky Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, London’s latest boutique destination for discerning travellers and bar flies.

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Roving explorer, Karl Webster, meets the Crazy Guides of Krakow for a tour of Communist Poland, unravelled through the mediums of vodka, pickled gherkins and dusty photographs of a troubling past.

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We earthlings often succumb to the call of the cocktail for relaxation. But at the white wonderland of the Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa, Emyr Thomas finds there’s a more celestial chill-out available to humanity…

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International maiden of mystery, Sophie McLean, spends the night at Hotel Cram in Barcelona, and discovers that even travel tradeshow exhibitions can be fun when your hotel room has so much soul.

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Estella Shardlow boards the Caledonian Sleeper train from Euston and ventures into the Highlands to wallow in the rugged Speyside beauty, the fresh air, the gourmet food and, naturally, the malt whisky.

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Lennie Nash, roving journalist and aspiring chef, visits the Chang brothers of Chiang Mai, dubbed (by Lennie) as the Thai Si and Dave of Hairy Bikers fame, but rather more clean shaven…

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There’s something so inherently mysterious about Oxford. Time-worn buildings loom over pretty cobbled streets, well-trodden…

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Fearful explorer and man-of-inaction Lawrence of Arb goes travelling closer to home and spends a night at the charismatic Fox & Anchor in Clerkenwell. Tankards of beer, baths in bedrooms; it was an experience to remember.

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Well, chaps, with the pressure off and Valentine’s safely out of the way, you can…

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