Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

Birstonas, Lithuania

So spa so good

So spa so good The popularity of relaxing in spa waters is nothing new. The Egyptians used thermal baths for therapeutic purposes as did the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates mentions them in his book “Epidemics” and recommended hydrotherapy to treat jaundice

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A great exhibition in the British Museum brought back memories to LIZ of her visit to these historic sites last year The British Museum currently has an exhibition “Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum” which runs until 29 September.

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Discovering Kaunas

with Lesley Williams

Early in 2013 TheBAY received an email from the marketing manager at Kaunas Airport in Lithuania, inviting us to join a party of travel writers on a weekend break, to discover what this part of the country has to offer

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Marrakech for beginners

With Lesley Williams

Marrakech for beginners A visit to Marrakech in early spring avoids the heat and humidity usually associated with this jewel in Morocco’s crown. What I hadn’t bargained for was rain and unseasonably chilly weather, but it didn’t dampen our spirits

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The cherry blossom or Sakura is glorified throughout Japan as “the flower of flowers”symbolisingperfection. Viewing the blossom has been a Japanese custom since the 7th century when the aristocrats enjoyed observing the beautiful sakura and wrote poems about them.  Today

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Swansea, and in particular Langland Bay has a fantastic history of producing great surfers and this month I want to profile a young local lad who may just keep that tradition going for years to come. Bishopston Comprehensive pupil Oliver

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The Beauty of Burma

Travel with Liz Barry

Burma or Myanmar as it is officially known has recently seen a rise in the number of visitors after years of isolation from the outside world. This has been greatly influenced by the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu

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Fall for New York

With Liz barry

New York, New York so good they named it twice. – Gerard Kenny 1978 Liz Barry paid a return visit to the Big Apple in October and discovered some of the new visitor attractions and memorials that have been created

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KILIMANJARO

Robin Darcy's African adventure

KILIMANJARO – Africa’s highest mountain Robin D’Arcy, Director at Bay Estate Agents seems to prefer heading for the hills when he has time off from his busy working life. Last year he followed the Inca trail to Machupicchu and this

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Escape to the country

A perfect bolt hole in West Wales

Marianne Pettifor, director of Frogmore Consulting in Sketty, has the perfect bolt hole in West Wales that she can escape to at a moment’s notice. If you had told me ten years ago that I would be the proud owner

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October 2012

Travel with Liz barry

Spinalonga the Lepers Island

Many of you will have read Victoria Hislop’s bestselling novel “The Island” and I know that some of you have made the journey to Crete to discover its story for yourselves. Liz was drawn to do just that and investigate

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The Neapolitan Riviera

Liz Barry travels with her camera.

LIZ has been on a white knuckle ride recently when she visited the Amalfi coast, Italy. Travelling on a bus along one of the most precipitous roads in Europe isn’t my idea of fun but there has to be a

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Mermaid madness

Editor Lesley Williams faces her fear of water while white water rafting in Cardiff

TheBAY editor Lesley Williams shares with us her recent white water rafting experience… Regular readers will know that I have been learning to swim in the past few months. It’s a slow process but I am making progress. I am

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The turquoise coast

Liz Barry travels with her camera to Turkey

If you have ever looked at holiday brochures for Turkey, you will surely have seen the image of Oludeniz, which translates as Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is a national nature reserve, famous for its turquoise waters and its secluded sandy

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