Celebration of Oriental Culture

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11th – 13th July 2017 Well, what a great time we had in London at Chris’s celebration of Oriental Culture. Our three-day trip encompassed both Chinese and Japanese banquets as well as a feast of music and visual art. It’s…
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Leonardo’s Annunciation

Winter in Florence

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Winter in Florence It isn’t easy to sum up our trip to Florence in a handful of words – where on earth do you start? This was my first visit to this glorious city and I don’t think I could…
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women of algiers

Madame Butterfly and Delacroix in London

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Madame Butterfly and Delacroix in London Back from London where we had a delightful couple of days of opera, art galleries and fine dining. We stayed once again at the Melia White House with its lovely Spanish staff and terrific…
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Hare - Pollard Cultural Tours

ON THE TRAIL OF HARE WITH RICE

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As we sped along, a hare ran out and a deft flick of the steering-wheel rendered it stone dead but intact. We left the sea-side town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda at 4.30am, a time of day I am afraid to admit…
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Santi Santamaria - Pollard Cultural Tours

DINNER AT HORCHER

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Horcher. One of the world’s great restaurants. Horcher in Madrid is undeniably one of the world’s great restaurants. It has been providing its well-heeled clientele with haute German and Hispano-German cuisine for well over one hundred years, the first 40 of those on…
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