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Newquay

It’s thrill-a-minute at Cornwall’s adrenalin capital

By ROIBIN NOWACKI

WATCHING the golden sun setting into the deep blue Atlantic whilst sipping a cool glass of Cornish cider at Newquay’s stunning Fistral Beach is a memory I will always treasure.
Especially after the activity-filled day I had shared and enjoyed with Leila - my wife of just two weeks. This had included our very first unforgettable Zapcat race experience.
In my time I had ridden some of the most hairy and scary theme park rides in Europe and the USA - but my 15 minutes clinging on to one of these powerboats as they hit waves at exhilarating speed, took off into the air - and then crashed down with bruising impact - was far more thrilling.

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Barcelona

Picasso painted in it, Gaudi built in it, and Lionel Messi is showing the world how to play football in it... BERNARD JOHNSTON visited one of
Europe’s great city break destinations

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Gran Canaria

A great escape from the cold…

Imagine an island... lush farmlands to the north, rolling sand dunes to the south... PETER McGREGOR EADIE finds out more...

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Golfing Madeira

Sunshine usle has it off to a tee…

WHILE Madeira may not be renowned as a golfing destination, that does not mean it has nothing to offer. Quite the contrary, there are three excellent courses and a number of “options” to choose from.

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Hong Kong

On a two-day stop-over on her way home from New Zealand, LAURA BLEAKLEY explores the history and culture of the of one of the Far East’s most alluring and exciting destinations.

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