We couldn’t be more proud – Back-Roads tour leader Charlie Jaques or ‘CJ’ was awarded silver last night at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
At the beginning of July, on a sunny Scottish summer’s day, I arrived at the mighty Comlongon Castle. I was there to ‘road-test’ one of our stand-out culinary experiences for myself – the Scottish medieval banquet.
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This is my room with a view of the tiled rooftops of Arles, the southern Provence city with a history that has preserved its Celtic, Greek, Roman and Medieval heritage. I was leaning out the window a little to take this, so tilt your head slightly to the right and you’ll get the picture.
Friday evening in Nice on the Cote d’Azur and it’s still a balmy 25 deg C. The icy Mistral ripped through the region on Thursday, snatched away the heat haze and had everyone reaching for jackets and scarves. The wind that drove Vincent Van Gogh mad. But today it’s warm again and the sky a hard sapphire, with the alps behind the famous southern French city etched in detail.
Well hello, is that Jesus standing next to the reception desk? Welcome to three-star Hotel Gounod in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, possibly one of the quirkiest hotels in the world.