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The Mules of Santorini, Greece - Charging up hundreds of steps on one of these. The mule got faster and faster and I almost fell off at each bend as I got thrown from side to side. It was quite an experience. Never again. I'll walk.


Guernsey, Channel Islands 12 miles long, a strategically placed jewel the French and British battled over. Now the only battle is where to eat...French cafe or English.


(PHOTO: Getty) The UK's Most Beautiful Islands (according to Tripadvisor): 10. Guernsey, Channel Islands It may only be 12 miles long, but what Guernsey lacks in size it makes up for in scenery. Britain used to fight with their French neighbours over this strategically placed island jewel, but nowadays the only battle you'll face is where to eat. An English fish and chippie or a Parisienne-style cafe, perhaps? Top tip: The Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant, a four-star boutique hotel...

The imposing 2 towers of the ruined 12th-century church at Reculver lie just off the coastal footpath on the Kent coast in southeast England. The church stands on top of the remains of a much older Roman fort which would have once guarded the Watsum Channel.  For hundreds of years this strip of sea cut off the land to the east, forming the Isle of Thanet. The Watsum Channel has since long vanished but the Isle of Thanet has retained its name, despite no longer being an island.


St Michael's Mount, off the coast of Mount's Bay in Cornwall, is a tidal island topped by the stunning long-time home of the St Aubyn family. At this breathtaking National Trust site you can immerse yourself in history, wonder at the architecture and discover the legend of Jack the Giant Killer.


Places to see in ( Calenzana - France ) Calenzana is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. In 1732 Calenzana was the site of an uprising by Corsican nationalists against the island's Genoese rulers. Calenzana is now best known as the starting (or finishing) point of the GR 20 long distance walk. Here you are in Calinzana or as the French spell it Calenzana in Haute Corse about 12 kilometres SE from Calvi the tourist resort on the north west coat of…

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