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Travel as Fiction – evoking the Welsh history of song and verse

Guild photographer Kerry Christiani provided the cover image for a new novel, based on the history of the Eisteddfod……..  The beauty of fiction is its ability to transport us to other times and places, cultures and countries – to worlds … ..more

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Arcturos Bear and Wolf Sanctuary in Macedonia, Greece

If you go down to the woods today, you are surely in for a big surprise – especially the Macedonia region of Northern Greece, the protected village of Nymphaio in Florina to be exact. Many do not equate Greece with bears. … ..more

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How and when to do Dubrovnik on a short break

Croatia is a turquoise-watered, pebbly-beached hit among many Guild members. It has  a fascinating history, lashings of sunshine, the freshest seafood, and a rapidly maturing wine scene. The star of the show in terms of destinations is easily Dubrovnik, whose … ..more

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Famous gardens revived

  Peter Jolly reports on the restoration of the once hugely popular Leonardslee Gardens Not content with buying one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Sussex and turning part of it into a wine estate, South African-based entrepreneur Penny … ..more

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Sardinian indulgence

  Sardinia hopes to attract more UK visitors out of season – but what can it offer in the cooler months? Rupert Parker joined a group of Guild colleagues invited to find out: In summer, Sardinia is busy with tourists … ..more

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Take time for the Theyyam

The fishing town of Kannur in northern Kerala is an excellent base to discover one of India’s strangest and most colourful ritual celebrations – the Theyyam. Drawing on complex ancient mythology, Theyyams are performed almost nightly throughout the winter months, … ..more

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Members’ News: Spring 2018

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.57; May 2018 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Welcome to our latest quarterly news briefing on what our members are up to. These days the Guild membership is smaller and more elite. Over the … ..more

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Leipzig – Bach to the Present

Bryn Frank has travelled widely in Germany, but has a special fondness for the less well known east and north east of the country. It was probably sparked off by an unlikely detour he took in 1985.  We hadn’t expected … ..more

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Norwegian Bliss – NCL’s latest 4,000-guest cruise ship

Last week Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) took possession of their latest cruise ship, Norwegian Bliss, during an on board signing ceremony at which ownership was transferred from the Meyer Werft shipyard to NCL and their respective flags were changed. An … ..more

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Zimbabwe: Tourism renaissance?

In November 2017 Zimbabwe experienced a change of president. Robert Mugabe, who spent almost 30 years as the head of state, was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa. What impact is that having for the tourism industry? The Guild’s Stuart Forster went … ..more

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