Paul Ashford Harris

Travel

A Visit to the Peak District

If you are visiting London and have seen the House of Commons, shopped at Harrods, strolled in Hyde Park, and eaten at one of the famous and suitably expensive gastro pubs, it may be time to venture a bit further north. Two hours and a bit ... ...

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Travels with Baz

It seemed like a good idea at the Balmoral Baths cafe on a warm sunny Sydney morning; Glenn, Barrie and I would do a walk in Patagonia. Why not? After arguing for half an hour about whether Patagonia is actually a country (it’s not) w... ...

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Travel Broadens the Mind

Perhaps you’ve seen the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, maybe the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower? You might be tiring of the A380 to London or the Cruise Ship to Dubrovnik, the TGV to Paris or the Avis car to Stratford-o... ...

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I Should Have Stayed at Home

I set out from Sydney full of enthusiasm for three weeks sailing on “Time Out”, a Beneteau 45, in the Greek Islands. Well who wouldn’t? The travel agent assured me that two hours turn around at Heathrow would be ample for... ...

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The Wonders of Japan: a coutionary tale

Sat 25th May: Arrived in Kyoto from Osaka airport, an hour and a half along a motorway which the Japanese have sensibly elevated, and built straight across the centre of Osaka; splendid view into the inhabitant’s bedrooms. After book... ...

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Porto Cervo : The 'Candy Coast.'

Porto Cervo is a purpose built sailing Mecca on the Costa Smeralda coast of Sardinia, an island previously mostly renowned for extreme poverty, bandits and kidnapping. The town, designed at the behest of the Aga Khan, by architects in the 1... ...

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Latest Works

The 34th America's Cup

It’s as official as any news about the America’s Cup can ever be, given the Cup’s vulnerability to pre...

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The Wonders of Japan: a coutionary tale

Sat 25th May: Arrived in Kyoto from Osaka airport, an hour and a half along a motorway which the Japanese have sensibly...

read more

Travel Broadens the Mind

Perhaps you’ve seen the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids, maybe the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower? Yo...

read more

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