Buenos Aires has a lot going for it. A cosmopolitan and culturally rich city, it combines European influences (it was rebuilt in the early 20th Century and modelled on Paris and Madrid) with true Latin atmosphere and a passion entirely its own.Read More
"I haven't been on a horse in 35 years! I said nervously. "Not since Bouncer lived up to his name throwing me off and bolting, dragging me behind with one foot stuck in a stirrup".
Arriving at Estancia Los Potreros, near Córdoba in Argentina, I hadn't expected to get back in the saddle. I was there to see what a stay on an Estancia held for the non-rider. But after a lunch with the wonderful hosts and owners, Louisa and Kevin, I was introduced to Rebenque and up I was.Read More
Boarding a Dreamliner to fly to a minuscule freckle in the vast Pacific Ocean is odd. But one fact about Easter Island (a place shrouded in so much mystery) is that it has the longest runway in the world; built by the Americans in case of an emergency landing of the space shuttle.
Known by its inhabitants as Rapa Nui, the island is a five hour flight from Santiago (Chile) and 1,234 miles from the nearest landmass. It’s as far away as is possible to get from anywhere else on earth.Read More
Oman is a charmer. Unlike its neighbour Dubai, it hasn’t adopted a fast paced glitzy lifestyle. Instead it has remained resiliently old school. This means you can delight in a heady mix of rich history, traditional Arabian culture and also spectacular scenery. What’s even better is that from 1st May, this wonderful country has now become that bit easier to get to from Manchester, with the introduction of the first ever direct flight to Oman’s capital, Muscat (operated by Oman Air).Read More