Browsing: The Explorer

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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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“At breakfast, under a blue August sky, an equally blue lagoon stretches out before you, busy with morning traffic. This must be the only place on earth where watching traffic is beguiling.” Anna Selby uncovers little-known delights in Venice…

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Sian Boyle talks to The Times’ travel writer, Tom Chesshyre, about his book A Tourist in the Arab Spring and asks, ‘When thousands were leaving, what made him go…?’

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“Wispy fingers of smoke rise slowly from my cigar, twisting gracefully towards the branches of a cherry blossom which hang sleepily over the park bench…”

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Annabel Grossman talks to travel writer Monisha Rajesh about the splendour and the squalor of travelling India by its trains…

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Stirling ventures forth with family in tow to the Marbella Beach Hotel, Corfu. Corfu, historically,…

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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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“I’m on a stiflingly muggy tube in mid-July. Ever the contrarian I am heading for Gstaad in the Swiss Alps…” Tom Garton seeks solace in Switzerland…

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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…

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