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  • Some New Guided Travel Articles On GPSmyCity

    Some New Guided Travel Articles On GPSmyCity

    During the past few months I have visited some really interesting and different destinations which I am sharing with you through some new guided travel articles that have just been released on GPSmyCity.

  • Klaipėda – A Celebration of Lithuania Minor

    Klaipėda – A Celebration of Lithuania Minor

    My first impression of the Lithuania town of Klaipėda was one of space, light and lovely buildings. This thriving port, the fourth largest, on the Baltic Sea has emerged from two major disasters, a great fire in 1854 and the devastation of the Second World War to become an attractive, interesting town with some unusual and unique attractions ...

  • A Memorable Day in Boulogne sur Mer

    A Memorable Day in Boulogne sur Mer

    Boulogne sur Mer, known as the capital of the Opal Coast, is an extraordinary French town in the department of Pas de Calais. It is unusual because the clear divide between its fishing port, the most important in France, and its historic old town offers the visitor two completely different experiences in the same day. Then there is a third aspect, the huge National Sea Centre named Nausicaà …

  • La Matelote Hotel - Magnifique

    La Matelote Hotel - Magnifique

    La Matelote on the sea front of Boulogne sur Mer in Pas de Calais, Northern France is a family-run hotel and restaurant combined. It offers excellent food in its Michelin Star restaurant and a warm welcome in its cosy hotel. The unusual furnishings feature some beautiful modern interpretations of La Matelote, the fisherman’s wife who, traditionally, wore a distinctive head dress. This acknowledgement of a local tradition is a source of pride to the hotel owners, father and son, Tony and Stellio Lestienne.

  • Food, Glorious Food in the Pas de Calais

    Food, Glorious Food in the Pas de Calais

    The Pas de Calais is a department in northern France named after the French region that borders the Strait of Dover. The Strait of Dover connects the English Channel with the North Sea. The coastline of this region, known as the Opal Coast, is closest to England and easily accessible by land, air and sea. It features two capes, and several seaside towns including Calais, Boulogne sur Mer and Wimereux. I started my visit here with a bracing walk around the Cap Blanc-Nez ...

  • My Favourite Walks in Madonna di Campiglio

    My Favourite Walks in Madonna di Campiglio

    I have been walking in Madonna di Campiglio for more than twenty summers as, for me, walking is the best way to enjoy the spectacular Dolomites that encircle this little resort. I also enjoy skiing there and my walks are often a combination of a marked path and part of a piste. They all feature coffee and lunch stops ...

  • The Excellent Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna id Campiglio

    The Excellent Hotel Lorenzetti in Madonna id Campiglio

    Hotel Lorenzetti, an Italian family-run four-star hotel in Madonna di Campiglio a mountain resort in the region of Trentino can only be described as excellent. It has maintained a reputation for great hospitality and superb cuisine for nearly thirty years ...

  • Where to Stay in the Italian resort of Pescasseroli in Abruzzo

    Where to Stay in the Italian resort of Pescasseroli in Abruzzo

    In the heart of the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and close to the Apennine Mountains Pescasseroli in the Italian region of Abruzzo is ideally situated for both summer and winter holidays. The accommodation available is as varied as the activities visitors will find in the surrounding area Walking and horse-riding are very popular in the summer and, of course, skiing is top of the list in the winter. Of the fifty-three hotels in and around Pescasseroli sixteen of them are currently part of the Associazione Albergatori e Operatori turistici del PNALM …

  • Barrea on Lake Barrea – a Unique Italian Medieval Settlement

    Barrea on Lake Barrea – a Unique Italian Medieval Settlement

    Barrea, a unique historic settlement, straddles a rocky ledge above Lake Barrea in Abruzzo a region of Southern Italy. This region encompasses the beautiful beaches that fringe the Adriatic Coast, the mighty Apennine mountains and the fertile plains between the two. It is home to over three-quarters of the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo. Lazio e Molise generally shortened to PNALM. I visited Barrea, part of this park, while staying in Pescasseroli the capital of the park, a short distance away ...

  • Sport Hotel Daniel in Pescasseroli, Abruzzo in Italy

    Sport Hotel Daniel in Pescasseroli, Abruzzo in Italy

    Sometimes it is not the splendour of the place or the attractions around it but one small act of kindness that is the dominant memory of a visit. And so it was regarding my stay at Hotel Sport Daniel. The breakfast buffet here featured a good variety of fresh fruit including my favourite, cherries. On my last morning there were no cherries and when I asked the waiter he explained that as the previous day had been Sunday and no deliveries there were none left. It was not a problem as there was plenty of other fruit to choose from. I forgot all about and went out for the morning. When I returned for a light lunch prior to leaving for the airport I was presented with a plate piled high with cherries. They had remembered my request that morning. I was so impressed ...

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