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Our primary reason for travelling to Peru was to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, but whilst in the country, it made sense to check out the capital, Lima. I must admit I knew very little about the city other than it …

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Written by Sally Moir (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘Have I arrived at my final destination? The Old People’s Home?’ was my first thought when we arrived aboard a Hurtigruten ship called the Finnmarken. It …

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Written by Julia Thorley (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) ‘When were you last in Llandudno?’ the hotel receptionist asked. ‘Probably in the sixties,’ we replied, ‘though we didn’t know each other then, of course. We …

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Written by Chris Grogan (A Runner-up entry in the Travel for Seniors Writing Competition.) I gave my sister-in-law a book for her 65th birthday and she promptly burst into tears. Not damp-eyed sniffles of gratitude but proper waterworks. Tears of fear, because …

Shadow Trails: Adventures in Dark Tourism by Tom Coote – Book Review

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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 …

 

Travels in Europe’s Newest Country: Kosovo for Seniors

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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 …