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7th November 2009

Rachel's activity

  1. December 2009
  2. Rachel reviewed Bryant Park in New York City, United States

    For most visitors New York has only one park: Central Park, but it's another story for locals. Bryant Park is in one of the nicest parts of town, bounded by Fifth and Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street, and is these days a heavenly haven for people on a sunny…"

  3. Rachel reviewed Charity Santa Run in The United Kingdom

    Santa isn't generally thought of as an athlete – he's more of a jolly bloke than a jogger – so it might be a surprise to see a running Santa pass you in the park. But when another and another follow until there's a sea of bobbing red bobble …"

  4. November 2009
  5. Rachel reviewed San Quirico d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy

    San Quirico d’Orcia is on the Via Francigena, one of the main roads through Europe in the Middle Ages. It still has the same medieval street plan it did when it became part of Siena midway though the 13th Century. As well as stopping to admire th…"

  6. Rachel reviewed Murlo in Tuscany, Italy

    Murlo is neighbour to Buonconvento – which translates to 'happy place' – so it has quite a bit to live up to if you're choosing to stay in one of the two.  Murlo's best features are quite different to Buonconventos though: it has the hil…"

  7. Rachel reviewed Buonconvento in Tuscany, Italy

    This pretty Tuscan comune amongst many sits south of Florence and south east of Siena in the watercolour scenery of the crete senesi.  I wonder if it's the scenery, the location between two important rivers and the medieval Via Francigena, or the lo…"

  8. Rachel reviewed Altopascio in Leghorn, Italy

    Altopascio has been settled since Roman times, but it really got 'put on the map' in the 11th Century because it was an important rest point on the Via Francigena between France and Rome – there was a famous church and hostel here: the Church of Sa…"

  9. Rachel asked a question about Surin Elephant Round Up in North East Thailand, Thailand

    "The Surin Elephant Round Up sounds fantastic, but from reading your review I have no idea what time of year it occurs. A little assistance please."

  10. November 2007
  11. Rachel reviewed Mount Maunganui's Ocean Beach in North Island, New Zealand

    What feels like eons of soft. pale sand..."