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      July 2011

Matterhorm, SwitzerlandRichard Hammond, our friend from Greentraveller, is about to embark upon our Grand Tour of Switzerland, an exciting rail journey through Switzerland's most iconic scenery. He sets off this Wednesday (27 July) and he'll be reporting his exploits, via Facebook, Twitter and blogs, as and when he reaches each port of call and he'll be asking you for ideas on what to do and what to see while he is there.
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Posted: 25/07/2011 16:24:26 by | with 0 comments

Camper Van in SpainSetting off on epic adventures in camper vans seems to be in vogue at the moment. Firstly, there's Rick Stein's gastronomic conquest of Spain, and now, our good friends Davd Lanfear and Linda Lashford are soon to bid a final farewell to their local bar, Bar Las Vegas, in Benaocaz, Andalucia southern Spain. In a few days' time they'll be hitting the road to begin a six-week adventure that will hopefully see them drive the length of Spain... Read the full post
Posted: 22/07/2011 16:30:10 by | with 1 comments

Cyclists leaving NortonLast weekend, six of us undertook the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle route - this is our story....
Arriving at Norton College at the unearthly hour of 7.15am, any anxieties about the challenge ahead were soon forgotten as I was lulled from the warmth of my car by a bacon buttie made by fellow Inntraveller Beccy. Overnight bags and camping gear were swiftly tagged and deposited in the Vion white van as I also took advantage of the coffee and flapjack on offer at the college; I reckoned the more ‘carbs’ the better... Read the full post
Posted: 22/07/2011 10:49:53 by | with 3 comments

It was 'part two' on TV last night, as Rick Stein continues his camper van adventure round Spain, seeking those out of the way places and authentic cooks and traditional recipes that reminded him of his childhood holidays. Last night, he travelled from the Basque Country and made his way to the Mediterranean on the coast of Catalonia. Not that it all appeals, mind you - I have to confess that I'm one of those squeamish Englishmen he alluded to who wouldn't set foot in a snail festival. The oxtail stew, however, is another matter... Read the full post
Posted: 22/07/2011 08:31:23 by | with 3 comments

Laurel forests on TenerifeOne of the questions at our pub quiz the other nights was “which is the largest lake in the Lake District?” “Ah”, I thought, “trick question – but I know the answer.” Feeling very smug I wrote down ‘Lake Bassenthwaite’, of course, because it’s actually the only ‘lake’ in the Lake District by name – all the others are mere ‘meres’ or ‘waters’.  Needless to say, the ‘correct’ answer given by our quizmaster was ‘Lake Windermere’.

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Posted: 15/07/2011 17:13:41 by | with 2 comments

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