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Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal, Chris Park

Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s called Armacao de Pera and it’s a hidden gem nestled in the Algarve.

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The Forest Side Hotel

Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

Aptly named, this four-star hotel and acclaimed restaurant in the Lake District sits in the lee of a steep slope of trees.

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Acropolis Museum, Athens 3 - This is Athens

On the trail of galloping horses: Northern Soul heads to Athens

August 23, 2017 Comments Off on On the trail of galloping horses: Northern Soul heads to Athens

Standing in the central hall of Manchester Art Gallery looking up at the decoration on the walls, a row of sculptures of men riding on horses caught my eye.

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Glastonbury pod

Fleetneedles Forage does Glastonbury – the town

August 23, 2017 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage does Glastonbury – the town

My first trip to Glastonbury was to the festival in 1995 when the town was a passing blur before we joined the throng.

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The Refuge by Volta, Manchester

Review: Sunday Best at The Principal Hotel and The Refuge, Manchester

August 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Sunday Best at The Principal Hotel and The Refuge, Manchester

Recently, I came across a snap of the new signage on the old Palace Hotel building. It was posted on Instagram and the photographer had commented how it was odd to see another name on the iconic, Victorian building.

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Recollections of Winter Hill

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Recollections of Winter Hill

When I heard a radio review of a play called Winter Hill being staged at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, it was like an electric jolt had sparked 200-miles across England from the transmitter that sits on its summit.

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Les Catacombes, Parisinfo.com

Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

Forget ideas of strolling hand-in-hand through the city of romance. Paris is not the city of love. It’s a city of the dead.

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York Minster, York

Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

It’s the early 80s and I’m on my first school trip. Everything is going swimmingly.

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Elephant, Maasai Mara

Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some astonishing places but one of the stand-out continents is Africa for its sheer vastness and beauty.

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Valencia

Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

Last year I decided I was going to be a big brave boy and go on holiday as a solo traveller.

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