Tag: Wine

Alentejo: Portugal

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Alentejo Portugal The ‘it still feels new’ experience of Heathrow’s terminal 2 is emphasised by swish shops, top class eateries (best bacon breakfast roll is from London’s Pride FYI) and incredibly the latest ‘essential’ electronic dispensing machine where you can buy Bose headphones before your journey. This ‘newness’ seemed most appropriate as I travelled to

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Lake Garda: Italy

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Lake Garda Italy   Driving along the northern shores of the Italian lake-district makes you feel like a film star. So many have visited here, been filmed here (Bond films seem magnetically attracted to the area for example) and some even have houses here like George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Cruising along the edge of

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Following The Grand Tour: Lake Geneva, Switzerland

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Following The Grand Tour Lake Geneva Switzerland   The subtle but lovely part of flying Swiss to Geneva is breakfast, a fresh pain au chocolate. And afterwards as you settle into a good book or a nap a basket comes round with the most divine chocolate bars, as a prelude to a country that says

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Basque Country

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Basque Country In the 1955 the redoubtable Orson Welles had his own travel series for the BBC, Around The World With Orson Welles where he trotted the globe learning about and understanding different cultures. One of the best episodes is about the Basque region. He interviews many Basque people in the region that straddles France

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The Reach

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The Reach Bar and Kitchen Gallion’s Hotel Albert Basin Way E16 2QZ Tel: 020 7476 8689   The Reach is a phoenix from the ashes of a hotel.  Not literally, but the Gallion’s Hotel is the name of a listed building that was once a hotel.  Nowadays the upper floor of this splendid building is

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