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Red Ink Run: Crimea, the Russian Riviera

Red Ink Run: Crimea, the Russian Riviera

Crimea is a beach holiday destination for many from the former USSR, but it's the site of a former nuclear power plant that most captured K Johnson's attention -- and frustration.

Battling it out with Colombia's CIA

Battling it out with Colombia's CIA

James Salmon writes: Colombia’s new tourism slogan of “The only risk is wanting to stay” means I couldn’t say I wasn’t warned. And after nearly two months enjoying all the country had to offer — hiking to the Lost City of the Tayrona, partying in the Caribbean metropolis Cartagena, lazing on the Guajira Peninsula’s desolate […]

Processed pig bits, Civil War sadness and meeting the Amish

Processed pig bits, Civil War sadness and meeting the Amish

North Fork, Big Bend, Tygart Lake, Cowans Gap, Ohiopyle — to most foreign travellers in the US, these names mean very little as they hop from New York to San Francisco, perhaps visiting an ‘out of the way’ destination such as New Orleans, Chicago or Austin. But to us these tongue-curling names signify the series […]

A belated best of Back in a Bit

A belated best of Back in a Bit

Sure, sure, it’s a week since we nursed New Years Eve hangovers and I’ve been back at work for several days and most blogs did their look back at 2010 last week and all the rest of it, but I’m finally ready to take a look back at 2010 in Back in a Bit and examine […]

Following Gaudi to Mallorca: an architectural guide

Following Gaudi to Mallorca: an architectural guide

Dr Terry Cutler writes: For the serious traveller the only time to go to the island of Mallorca off the Spanish Mediterranean coast is in the off season when all the tourists and temporary residents have disappeared. The scale of the annual summer migration to Mallorca is reflected in the size of its airport. Approaching the […]

The ethics of watching sport on holiday

The ethics of watching sport on holiday

I once went to Sydney for a weekend with four male friends. We arrived around midday with tickets to a football double header that evening and an eye to heading out afterwards. Casually flicking through the TV channels, waiting for everyone to be ready, something unforseen happened. Somehow we landed on The World’s Strongest Man […]