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hidden europe 34 published today
See www.hiddeneurope.co.uk/hidden-europe-34 for the latest issue of Europe's most unusual travel magazine. Edited by BGTW member Nicky Gardner, hidden europe 34 slips effortlessly from Macedonia to Karelia, from Croatia to Tatarstan.
 
Andrea Montgomery

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Freelance travel writer and travel blogger specialising in Tenerife & The Canary Islands and in hiking and dining.

At the end of 2003, Andrea (usually known as Andy) quit the fast lane of the north west of Britain and moved to the crawler lane of the Canary Islands. Closing the books on her lucrative business career, she packed her power-suits, glittering evening dresses and stilettos into a cardboard box and headed to the banana plantations of the north of Tenerife in...
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The skipper wasn't optimistic about seeing a humpback. We were too late in the season, he reckoned. With the approach of the wet season in the Buccaneer Archipelago, the air was sticky and the water a "cool" 29C. Then, on the horizon, a faint splutter. With the twin-engine in full throttle, we sped in pursuit. For minutes, nothing. Then a gleaming black-and-white humpback torpedoed out of the water, landing on its back with a loud smack. There is nothing like a close encounter with a 35-ton whale for an intoxicating high.

Claire Scobie The Buccaneer Archipelago The Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2008
 

 

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