Archive for Marzec, 2011

MY FAVE BOOZY TOURS IN THE UK

Marzec 26, 2011

WHISKY TOUR Whisky, The Water of Life, has evolved over more than 500 years to give us a wide range of blends and pure malts. And Scotland is the place to celebrate this great drink. On the Whisky Trail of Speyside in north east of Scotland, you’ll find seven working distilleries, each with its own […]

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VAL GRANDE NATIONAL PARK – ITALY’S LAST WILDERNESS

Marzec 22, 2011

Val Grande is like Italian Shangri La – wild and rugged mountain peaks surrounding isolated valleys devoid of people but with remnants of the past mountain civilisation. It is an area of more than 15,000 hectares roughly 100km to the north of Milan near the Maggiore Lake (Lago di Maggiore). National Park was founded in […]

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A PLACE FROM THE VICTORIAN PAST – KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY

Marzec 19, 2011

All Souls Cemetery in Kensal Green first opened in 1833 and was the first commercial cemetery in London. It is quite centrally located near Kensal Green Underground Station on Harrow Road. The entrance is free, the cemetery is open every day from 10am to 4:30pm apart from national holidays Charles Dickens chose it as a […]

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TREKKING THE SLOPES OF MONTE ROSA AND FACE TO FACE WITH THE BELVEDERE GLACIER

Marzec 11, 2011

Looking up towards the eastern face of Monte Rosa (Mount Rosa) I feel a tinge of excitement. It’s a massive, magnificent wall of granite summits towering above a small Italian resort of Macugnaga. It’s the end of June, heat is soaring and the sun is glaring relentlessly. Still, most of the peaks which are over […]

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LONDON TREASURES – CLERKENWELL AND ITS LITTLE ITALY

Marzec 8, 2011

This compact area just to the north of the City along Clerkenwell Road is a great mixing pot of old, scruffy parts and new, edgy developments. It has also been home to a sizeable Italian community for over two centuries. Italian roots go back to the early 1800’s. Clerkenwell was a trading centre and early […]

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HIDDEN LONDON TREASURES – EAST LONDON

Marzec 6, 2011

On a Sunday afternoon crowds spill out from the Old Spitalfields Market and around Brick Lane. People sit outside in sidewalk cafes and check out trendy boutiques. But it wasn’t always like this, so cosmopolitan. Once upon a time, this part of London was full of rough crowd and thugs and its Dorset Street had […]

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HUANGSHAN MOUNTAIN (YELLOW MOUNTAIN) “The loveliest mountain in China”

Marzec 1, 2011

When you talk to Chinese people they often mention the Mt Huangshan – home to several Taoist temples and place of pilgrimage. Combined with James Cameron’s interview about his latest film ‘Avatar’ and him admitting that Mt Huangshan was the inspiration behind his “Hallelujah Mountains” I became adamant I had to scale the sacred peaks […]

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