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Camping Bel, Tranche sur la Mer, France

August 9, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

This review is written from the perspective of being a first holiday park holiday and similarly the first at a Eurocamp. Our party was two adults and two young children (3 and 1). The booking experience with Eurocamp was good – they’ve invested a lot in their website which makes […]

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Hotel Nouveau Le Monde, St Malo, France

July 21, 2014 Matt Thornton 0

I read somewhere that it was recently refurbished, and it’s fair to say this is true and it was refurbished to a very high standard and merits its 4* (or higher) rating. All the staff were very friendly although with a mixed level of English. If you know a bit […]

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Allalinhorn (the easy way)

October 31, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

After our fairly epic 12 hour ascent of the Weismies, we took a rest day. Not surprising really – all four of us were in varying stages of pieces. It meant we had to abandon an ascent of the Lagginhorn – that looked like a full on day. In reality, […]

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The Weissmies Traverse

October 31, 2010 Matt Thornton 1

5am start. 40 other people all doing the same. Force yourself out of a warmish bed to a very cold Alpine hut. Bag was packed the evening before so it’s just extra clothes on then downstairs for breakfast. Cereal and milk, bread and jam and some hot but tasteless black […]

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Saas Valley 2010

September 26, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

Holidays this year were a week in the Saas Valley in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland. It was my Dad’s idea, and when he suggested I join him and family friend Brian and mountain leader Mike for some climbing 4000m mountains, I thought why not? Bonding time with the old […]

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OK. Well. Yeah.

February 1, 2009 Matt Thornton 0

This is a really quick thing, just to say that I’m not dead. I’ve been back in the real world for the passed year or so, since my travelling adventures. My travelling ambitions are by no means dead though, and I will be getting back to the wanderlust things soon […]

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Bear Mountain – Salisbury, CT

March 9, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

Stop the presses – I’ve had a revelation. I realised I should make the most of my time away. And whilst holed up in Stamford, not getting very far with actually figuring out anything to do with that time away – length, future plans, places to go and all that […]