Category Archive: Travel Writing

Apr 01

Undersea Museum off Lanzarote

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Undersea Museum off Lanzarote I am happy to recommend the following excellent article,by Raphael Mander about the statues under the sea off the coast of Lanzarote. More than just a piece of art and a tourist attraction, Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater museum has an ecological purpose as well as making social comment which is apt …

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Feb 09

Midnight at the Oasis

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Midnight at the Oasis A travel piece from one of our Creative Writing Group members:   ….send your camel to bed.   It´s not quite like that anymore. Camels – those ships of the desert – have been replaced by pick-up trucks and 4 X 4s. But don´t let that put you off a visit …

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May 24

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Ironman Lanzarote 2015   I have to report that I did not make it to Ironman Lanzarote this year as I was not well on the day. I think ‘gutted’ is the correct term to describe my disappointment. Steve was a marshall again this year, on the marathon leg of the race so I had …

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Aug 26

Lanzarote is for Everyone (Including the physically challenged).

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Lanzarote is for everyone. (Including the physically challenged)   There really are so many different ways to enjoy Lanzarote, and it is true that Lanzarote is for everyone, including the physically challenged. Whether you want a quiet time, breathtaking scenery, water sports, lively clubs and bars, access to the islands rich historical heritage, art and culture, the …

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Mar 16

Carnival in Lanzarote

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Carnival in Lanzarote   Carnival in Lanzarote is the most spectacular event of the year. In fact it is not a single event but a fantastic period that really starts months before when the groups begin designing their costumes, choreographing the routines of the walking floats, fund raising, choosing the music, writing the songs, co-operating …

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Mar 06

Journalism and Writing Articles

Journalism and Writing Articles   I was writing regularly for a magazine and when I told them I was going to Sri Lanka they commissioned this piece: Discovering another island: a personal reflection. We flew towards the sunrise as we approached Sri Lanka. The outskirts of Colombo; busy, noisy, horns blaring, cars, motor bikes, tuk …

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