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Naples and Vesuvius

Travel: Vedi Napoli e poi muori (see Naples and then die)

May 19, 2019 No Comments

Many people flying from the UK to Naples head straight for the Amalfi coast, put off entering the city by stories of the Camorra, handbag snatchers on scooters, crazy traffic and Vesuvius, an active volcano.

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Ponte Pietra Vista

Travel: Verona

May 17, 2019 No Comments

I knew Verona was going to be rather special.

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SAO VICENTE

Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Flowers, fennel and a mammoth tortoise. Northern Soul visits Madeira

I hadn’t realised that Madeira is best known as the birthplace of the footballer Christian Ronaldo, nor that he was named after Ronald Reagan, his father’s favourite actor.

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Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

March 15, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: 100 Years of the Bauhaus, Berlin

As if you needed another reason to visit Berlin. Throughout 2019, Germany is celebrating 100 years of the Bauhaus, and Berlin is putting itself centre stage.

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the finca

Travel: Northern Soul spends a month in Extremadura, Spain

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul spends a month in Extremadura, Spain

At the end of 2018, I swapped cold, damp Manchester for the cold but dry climes of Hoyos in the Sierra de Gata, Extremadura in the middle of Spain and just 15 minutes from Portugal.

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AC Hotel, Manchester

Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

December 14, 2018 Comments Off on Christmas Markets: Manchester, Berlin, Naples

With the big day just around the corner, mulled wine on special offer and more Christmas crackers than you can shake a string of tinsel at, December is one of Northern Soul’s favourite months.

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Zebras

Travel: Inspirational South Africa

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Travel: Inspirational South Africa

I’ll be honest. I was a little nervous setting off for South Africa.

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Assembly

Travel – Hotel Review: Assembly London

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Travel – Hotel Review: Assembly London

Finding a hotel in the capital that strikes the right balance between comfort, location and price isn’t always easy.

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Vlog – Northern Soul Outdoors: Malham, North Yorkshire

November 23, 2018 Comments Off on Vlog – Northern Soul Outdoors: Malham, North Yorkshire

In a new series called Northern Soul Outdoors, Mike Dutson, the man behind the YouTube vlog Muddy Boots, puts on his walking shoes and takes us on a tour of brilliant hikes across the North of England. 

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