Gareth Huw Davies

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Beating the Transcaucasian Trail, an epic trek through distant lands

Jan, 2020 update. The Transcaucasian Trail project is working towards transforming the ancient connecting routes of traveller and shepherds in Georgia and Armenia into world-class hiking and biking trails. As of January 2020, several hundred kilometres of trail exist. There are spectacular treks through the regions of Svaneti, Racha, Mtianeti, Khevsureti, Tusheti, Lagodekhi National Park,… Continue reading

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Down the King’s Highway into ancient Jordan

The King’s Highway was a busy thoroughfare down the spine of Jordan when the road outside my house was still part of the floor of the Wild Wood in pre-Roman Britain. It’s so old it has a write-up in the Old Testament (Numbers 20:17), when Moses and the Israelites try to pass through without being harassed by the people of Edom. It links Crusader castles, Roman fortresses, early Islamic towns, and the fabulous rocks city of Petra.

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Rotterdam’s revival – how direct London trains are boosting Netherlands’ second city

Feb 2020 news… Direct trains from the Netherlands to London will start running from April 30, 2020. Eurostar initiated a service from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in 2018. However passengers in the return direction have to change at Brussels and pass through passport control. The UK, French, Belgian and Dutch Governments have now agreed for checks… Continue reading