Author Toby L. White

Managing Editor; renowned for his exotic adventures to far flung places, Larry occasionally sends us a message from his BlackBerry to let us know that he’s lost in terra incognita and can we pay off his library card as he could be away for some time.

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“A warm orange sun burned through the haze that diffused the Doi Suthep mountains and, instinctively, I heard the theme to ‘Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence’ in my head – until I realised it was coming from the stereo in the bar behind me.” Larry begins an odyssey across Thailand…

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From the Algarve through Alentejo, up to Porto and the Douro valley, we conclude our journey across Portugal as Larry arrives just outside the capital, Lisbon, from an invitation On Her Majesty’s Secret Service…

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“Liverpool’s heritage was evident the minute we stepped out of Lime Street station and caught sight of St George’s Hall, standing proud, like a Victorian Parthenon.” Larry ventures north for music, majesty and mayhem…

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As Gabrielle headed west to Fifteen in Watergate Bay, Larry ventures further along the coast, to St Ives, for a weekend in what he thinks is a classic Cornish cottage…

Asian
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With the invention of ‘summer’ in Britain in July 2013, there has begun a marked…

Music
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“I much prefer it to Carmen,” I heard the lady in front of me say as we left the auditorium. I think so, too. Of Bizet’s operas, I’m not entirely sure why Carmen is the most performed.

European
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Coupled to the Hospes hotel in Alicante, across an atrium courtyard that doubles up as…

Hotels
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“Last week I had the misf-…occasion to go to the Costa Blanca. I know, I don’t know what possessed me either. In many ways I should have known what I was letting myself in for.”

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“There’s something about donning black tie, dusting off one’s dress shoes and slipping on a silk scarf that seems synonymous with the way opera can be appreciated in a manner befitting it as an art form.”

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Our next port of call, literally, was to be Mykonos. And here was a taste of the infamous island hopping so inclined by itinerants, backpackers and lunatics.

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