Archive for April, 2017

Bright sparks: why Jersey’s dazzling glowworms are a secret worth searching out

April 3, 2017

Jersey’s beaches can be lit by the amazing bioluminescence of glowworms, though their beauty remains a secret to many tourists, and locals. A walking tour hopes to give more exposure to this natural wonder Our eyes begin to adjust to the strange light. The sand is an eerie shade of grey and the sea and […]

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Walking with dinosaurs: fossil hunting on the North Yorkshire coast

April 3, 2017

This dramatic coastline is fertile ground for fossil hunters, with 160-million-year-old ammonites (and dinosaur footprints) common on the seashore. Kevin Rushby takes a tour through pre-history Nungwi Village Will Watts meets me at the Watermark cafe on Scarborough’s North Bay seafront. We get in his car and set off up the coast. We are heading […]

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Ian Kelly on Venice: ‘Casanova’s story takes you to the city’s best views’

April 3, 2017

The Casanova biographer, whose work has inspired a new ballet, finds plenty of traces of the 18th-century lothario amid the city’s canals, bars and alleyways Writers from Casanova to Byron and Ezra Pound say you should approach Venice by sea. That’s not always practical but taking a water taxi from Marco Polo airport is also […]

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How paella got punked – and the Valencian chefs trying to save it

April 3, 2017

Paella is the history of Spain on a plate, so why did aficionados have to start Wikipaella to protect it? In this extract from his new book, Matt Goulding heads for Valencia in search of the perfect dish If you look closely enough, you will find the entire history of Spain within the perimeter of […]

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The Other Naughty Piglet, London: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

April 3, 2017

When Andrew Lloyd Webber chooses a restaurant for his new theatre, it’s going to be good. Weirdly, the wine isn’t, says Jay Rayner The Other Naughty Piglet, at The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA (020 7592 0322). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £120 Lined up on the windowsill at the […]

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‘My favourite place in New Orleans’ – a top 10 guide by locals

April 3, 2017

Nola becomes more accessible to Brits today with the start of the first direct flight from Europe – with British Airways from London – in 30 years. Here 10 locals reveal the places that occupy a special place in their heart One of my favourite drinking spots in New Orleans has got to be Lakeview […]

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Japan’s standing-room-only steak houses

April 3, 2017

At Ikinari restaurants, in Tokyo and several other cities, low cost but high-quality cuts of beef – including prized wagyu – are eaten at communal standing stations Where in Japan can you chow down on a top-quality juicy steak without breaking the bank? At one of the 116 branches of Ikinari Steak, that’s where. The […]

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Wilsons, Bristol: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

April 3, 2017

Good ingredients, cooked well and served in an unshowy room… Wilsons shows the joy of keeping things simple Wilsons, 24 Chandos Road, Bristol BS6 6PF (0117 973 4157). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £90 A spare day in Cardiff deserving of lunch, and I know exactly where to go: the Central station. Because […]

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Artist Residence, Brighton: hotel review

April 3, 2017

For an ‘accidental hotelier’ the owner of this Regency townhouse hotel is doing a pretty impressive job, offering a sophisticated seaside stay in artist-designed rooms plus high-end dining Saturday evening in Brighton is hen party central. L-plated brides-to-be totter from the station, ready for a big, brash night out. But there’s no hint of the […]

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Barbados holiday guide: the best beaches, restaurants, bars and places to stay

April 3, 2017

You don’t need a pop star’s budget to enjoy the palm trees and ‘sunny Caribbean sea’ of this popular island. Genie Austin reveals her homeland’s best beaches, cheap eats, rum shops and typically tropical activities When I tell people I’m from Barbados, I usually get some variation of the same response. “Ooh, paradise,” they say, […]

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