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I can’t recommend Shadow Trails: Adventures in Dark Tourism as a guide book for senior travellers, other than for the most intrepid of the breed. Many of the places the author visited in compiling this book are difficult to get to and offer only very basic accommodation …

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Written by Elizabeth Gowing (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘Mashalla, mashalla’, smiled the taxi driver when he heard Doug’s age. He touched the bridge of his nose in the gesture of protection which accompanies the Islamic …

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Once the school summer and autumn holidays are over, you can visit all your favourite heritage sites without being assailed by noisy children and chastising parents. And, as a retired or semi-retired senior, you may well wish to visit on weekdays. …

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Machu Picchu had long been top of my bucket list, but as a senior traveller I was concerned about the its high altitude (8,000 ft) and the even higher altitude of Cusco (11,000 ft), the transit city for visiting Machu Picchu. I …

High Line – The Park in the Sky in New York

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Written by Ellen Evers (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) Bit of an oxymoron – ‘New York’ and ‘Off the Beaten Track’ wouldn’t you think? Nowhere in The Big Apple could you expect such a …

 

Round the World in 40 Days: Stage 8 – A Tour of Santiago, Chile

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Following our eight day tour of New Zealand, we flew out from Auckland on an eleven hour Qantas flight to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Flying east across the Pacific Ocean is always a strange experience as you arrive a few hours earlier on the same …