Walking the Wicklow Way throug
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Walking the Wicklow Way through Ireland

A week walking in Ireland is a week of softening: eyes trained to see jagged London switch to a diet of green hills, still lakes and moodily-lit ruins. Stomachs used to virtuous quinoa and the Paleo diet gently expand into a universe of potato-and-beer based cuisine. In short, we left for Ireland old and grey, and came back in the bloom of youth. Here’s why the Wicklow Way should be your next city break

Flightless Dave | Barcelona Bo
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Flightless Dave | Barcelona Bound

Trains trains and more trains because there is no time deadline to this trip and I’d like to see as much as I can of the countries I am visiting. That’s pretty hard to do from 30 000 feet.

Lunch – and more – in Lille
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Lunch – and more – in Lille

Just an hour and a half by Eurostar gets you from London to moules frites anwhich probably would have to be moules-frites and a glass of local beer in the Grand’ Place, a magnificent square encircled by elegant buildings and gracious shops. (Pause between moules to glance up to the facade of the Old Bourse to notice the black dots around the windows near the roof. Not high-flung graffiti but Austrian cannonballs lodged in the facade.)

SA Power 100 – 2013: Eric Abra
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SA Power 100 – 2013: Eric Abraham

Film, television and theatre producer Eric Abraham is best known for producing the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning film Kolya (Best Foreign Language Film 1996) but this champion of South African culture also supports Cape Town’s Fugard Theatre and has nurtured many important South African productions to the London stage.

Marvellous Marrakech
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Marvellous Marrakech

The capital of Southern Morocco, Marrakech is not exactly a secret travel destination. Its enticing attractions have been known to the Arab world since the 11th century and to Western visitors since the late 1920s, when the famous La Marmounia hotel was created.