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Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 14th December, 2011

80 Senses: #56 - The Great Walks

  • New Zealand

Great country, great walks.

carthage_tunisia

By Tom
On: 14th December, 2011

80 Senses: #55 - Carthage Tunisia

  • Tunisia

The forgotten city... Quick history brush up - according to legend the city of Carthage Tunisia was founded by Dido (not the bland/blonde balladeer) who, fleeing into exile, arrived on the North African coast in around 800 BC. She pleaded with the locals to be allowed as much land as could…

By Tom
On: 13th December, 2011

80 Senses: #52 - Pintxos in San Sebastian

  • Spain

Foodie heaven... The Basques are a fiercely independent bunch, with huge regional pride, a language that seems to consist entirely of 't's, 'k's and 'x's, and a desire to be distinct. This sentiment has had a wonderful side effect - Basque food is one of the ways they like to differentiate…

By Tom
On: 13th December, 2011

80 Senses: #51- The baobab trees of Madagascar

  • Madagascar

Now David Attenborough has sprinkled his TV magic on the island of Madagascar we suspect the destination will see a serious hike in arrivals. If you caught the series you know the drill - separated from Africa and India as the continents gradually drifted apart, but large and diverse enough…

By Tom
On: 13th December, 2011

80 Senses: #48 - Vintage shopping in Berlin

  • Germany
  • Berlin

A good vintage... Is Berlin the hippest city in the world right now? We at Original Travel think it might just be. There's obviously history and culture galore, but what really sets the German capital apart is the creative vibe. The clubbing scene might be a little too techno/industrial for…

By Tom
On: 12th December, 2011

80 Senses: #42 - Four Seasons Sharm el Sheikh

  • Egypt

Why dive when the snorkelling is so good?

By Tom
On: 12th December, 2011

80 Senses: #41 - The Japanese Sentiment of Gambari

  • Japan

The Japanese roll up their sleeves and move on.

North Island hotel, Seychelles

By Tom
On: 9th December, 2011

Nothing Beats North Island Seychelles

  • Seychelles

The best hotel in the world? Just back from North Island in the Seychelles, haunt of A-listers and royal honeymooners. Now there's no point beating around the bush. North Island is expensive. Like 4,000 Euros expensive. Per night. Not including spa treatments. Or helicopter transfers from…

By Tom
On: 9th December, 2011

80 Senses: #40 - Stallholders in the Souqs of Aleppo Syria

  • Middle East

Haggling skills to the fore... Half way to the magic 80! We're counting down the days until the scumbag currently clinging to power in Syria is out on his ear, and we can start recommending people to travel to this fascinating destination again.

By Tom
On: 9th December, 2011

80 Senses: #39 - Sea Air and Sulphur, Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • Iceland
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Journey to the centre of nowhere... The Snæfellsnes Peninsula, jutting into the North Atlantic, is quintessential Iceland - starkly beautiful, with dramatic coastline, moss-covered lava fields and a brooding volcano sitting at its western tip.