Entries Tagged as 'More Travel'

The Master & the Ballerina

February 14th, 2018 · Comments Off on The Master & the Ballerina

Born in Istanbul in 1935 to a sculptor father, the gifted Dimitar Kirov was painting by the age of seven. Still working and living today in Plovdiv’s old town, with Rosalia, his wife of 44 years – and one of modern Bulgaria’s greatest ballerinas – Dimitar may well be the spirit of old Plovdiv personified. […]

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Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010 and 1000 Ultimate Experiences

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010 and 1000 Ultimate Experiences

Not exactly travel guides, but too portable to be coffee-table books either, these beautifully presented companion volumes – released just in time for the holidays- open a fascinating perspective on the far-flung wonders of the world, through the colourful writing and magnificent photography for which Lonely Planet books have always been known. (Ordering information at […]

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Exotic, Cultured Tbilisi

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Exotic, Cultured Tbilisi

By Chris Deliso for Travel Intelligence (2005) There’s something intriguing about a city whose main street has been swallowed up by culture. Take Tbilisi, Georgia. Its grand Rustavelis Gamziri Boulevard – named after the national poet – houses the opera house, National Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, National Theater, bookshops, a historic church and even […]

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Tbilisi to the Top of the World and Back

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tbilisi to the Top of the World and Back

By Chris Deliso for Travel Intelligence (2005) Although it deserves much longer, the journey from Tbilisi up along the Georgian Military Highway to the top of the world and back can be made in a single day, provided that the weather is warm and the skies are clear. This road, which connects Tbilisi with Russia, […]

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Ireland: the Blaskets

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Ireland: the Blaskets

By Chris Deliso (2005 (Travel Intelligence) Stretching beyond and forever is the cold Atlantic. The western sky also stretches wide, and in evening the sunset dissipates, seems to float, on vast thick clouds, inflated and tinged with purples and reds, like those regal jellyfish bobbing on the westward ocean. Standing atop the cliffs outside the […]

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Oxford in Winter

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Oxford in Winter

By Chris Deliso (2001) Just inside Christ Church, one of the most renowned of all Oxford’s historic colleges, they wait – another tour group of elderly American tourists. With some trepidation, they gaze on the venerable institution’s well-trimmed lawns, ornate walls and buildings. The grandeur of the place, not to mention the punctilious old English […]

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Drinking in Dublin

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Drinking in Dublin

By Chris Deliso (written in 2001, published in 2004 by Travel Intelligence) A raucous roar went up as time expired, and a bloodied County Meath emerged the winner. The dejected losers, archrivals Dublin, plodded off the field in silence. The 30,000 fans who had almost torn down old Croke Park with their bare fists spilled […]

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Exploring San Francisco’s Mysterious Outer Richmond

January 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Exploring San Francisco’s Mysterious Outer Richmond

By Chris Deliso (2001) “If you blindfolded me and spun me around,” says Greg, a native of San Francisco’s foggy, desolate Outer Richmond, “I wouldn’t have a clue what avenue I was on. They all look exactly the same.” There’s no arguing the essential uniformity of the Outer Richmond, a residential neighborhood bordered by Golden […]

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