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UNITED KINGDOM / 31.01.2012

I arrived in Brighton under a gloomy sky, the rain lashing against the bus' window. Not the most favorable conditions for the first visit to a new place, even less a seaside resort, and in winter. Notwithstanding, as soon as the bus driving me from Gatwick Airport entered the city, my first thought was: ‘How...

UNITED KINGDOM / 17.12.2011

I am mostly an independent solo traveler, hence usually not a big fan of organized tours. However, there are occasions in which a guided tour is an excellent option, as in big cities. Wonder why? Here are 5 reasons why I suggest experiencing a city walking tour.1. Getting the big picture I can't imagine anyone not feeling...

UNITED KINGDOM / 05.09.2011

During the last 2 years, I’ve been to London quite a few times but never adventured beyond a long walk along the Thames.[caption id="attachment_5289" align="aligncenter" width="597"] The Wild Cliffs at Beachy Head[/caption] Then, some time ago I got enticed by an article written by my friend Michael on an easy hike close to London, on the coastline...

UNITED KINGDOM / 01.05.2011

The window is not overlooking Florence, as in the famous novel by Edward M. Forster and the acclaimed film directed by James Ivory. Still the Waterhead Boutique Hotel, with its magnificent view on the Windermere Lake, brought my memory back to that very special ambience so wonderfully described in 'A room with a view'.[caption id="attachment_4697"...

UNITED KINGDOM / 28.05.2010

London is one of those cities a traveler can visit again and again and feel every time surprised. In the recent years, I've been mostly wild about adventure travel, nature and wilderness, and only in a few occasions I spent time in a big city. But London has something special, it exercises like a fascination...