Travel Notebook: San Sebastián

Jul 03

Travel Notebook: San Sebastián

At the end of May we went to San Sebastián in Northern Spain to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of some good friends. We of course remembered the celebrations first time around, and their amazing wedding breakfast in a restaurant (now Ni Neu but originally Martín Berasategui’s Michelin-starred restaurant attached to the Kursaal Congress Centre). We...

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Travel Notebook: Vienna

Jun 20

Travel Notebook: Vienna

Although I often went to Austria with my parents as a child, my memories of the country are of “Alpine” Austria, particularly the Salzkammergut region. I have been to Salzburg quite a few times, but never to Vienna – this has long been on the “travel-to” list, but somehow I had never got there – until last week. I wanted to visit...

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Travel Notebook: Magic Mountain

Sep 29

Travel Notebook: Magic Mountain

Earlier this month I was taken on a trip to Davos in Switzerland. Davos may be home to The World Economic Forum, but that fact did not blind me to its considerable beauty. We stayed in a wonderfully atmospheric hotel – the Berghotel Schatzalp – a Jugendstil gem that supposedly inspired Thomas Mann to write his modernist classic, The Magic Mountain...

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