The Dramatic Scenery of the Alcantara Gorge

One of the many astounding sights on Sicily is the Alcantara Gorge, a massive tree-lined chasm falling 65 metres to the river below, with water tumbling down the cliff side. It is popular with tourists in search of walking, nature or geological interest as well as...

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The Hill Town of Taormina, Sicily

No visit to Sicily would be complete without taking the cable car up to the hill town of Taormina. It may be true that the town is buzzing with tourists, but there is good reason for this: a dazzling mixture of spectacular views, historic buildings, cannoli and ice...

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A Roller-Coaster Ride on San Francisco’s Cable Cars

One of the iconic images of San Francisco is of cable cars hurtling down steep hillsides. So, like any first time visitor to the city, I was keen to try it for myself. San Francisco's Cable Cars: The Only Way to Travel Apart from being a must-do experience for...

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A Walk up San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill

San Francisco is good for developing the leg muscles. We had already walked up Powell Street (long and steep) and back down the hill past Chinatown and towards Levi’s Square. Now we were at the bottom of Telegraph Hill, looking up at an endless flight of wooden...

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