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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Tbilisi and the Sights around Stepantsminda

November 19, 2017 - Georgia on my Mind ‘I’ve been drinking all day!’ exclaimed the chain-smoking taxi driver sticking his head out of the wi...
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‘España Verde’: Spain’s Green and Pleasant Wonderland

July 28, 2016 - The cliffs of craggy limestone tower over our convertible as we power our way up through a deep gorge carved by the Care...
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‘Nature’s Coliseum’: Exploring the Cirque de Gavarnie, Pyrenees Mountains

July 05, 2016 - A Five Star View The modest two-starred Hôtel des Cimes in Gavarnie is a world away from the flea-ridden Pyrenean hostel...
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The World's Scariest Hike? El Caminito del Rey, Andalucía, Spain

June 24, 2015 - Bliss is an evening in the limestone hills of Andalucía, when the heat of the day has ebbed and the landscape is bathed...
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Mulhacén: King of Mountains, Sierra Nevada, Spain

June 08, 2015 - “It’s a bloody long way”, says the silver-haired man with a South East of England accent upon hearing that we are making...
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The Magic and Majesty of the Mangertons: A Two Day Mountain Trek in County Kerry, Ireland

July 31, 2014 - Misty Mountain Hop The smell of summer flowers, damp earth and wood smoke waft in through the open window of our B&B. It...
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Delectable Donegal: Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Northwest

November 27, 2013 - Donegal is a magical corner of northwest Ireland: remote, not on the way to anywhere, a land of wide open spaces and big...
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Hiking to the Summit of Thabana Ntlenyana, Lesotho, ‘The Kingdom in the Sky’

October 16, 2012 - Sallying Forth up the Sani Pass... Getting to the tiny landlocked Kingdom of Lesotho from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa...
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