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Sadly age catches up with all of us, so I was not looking for the sort of guide that I would have pounced on forty or fifty years ago!
The Insight Guide gave my wife and I everything we wanted. Two to three kilometer walks around Nice and Menton.
Nearby Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, as well as other areas, also feature in the Guide, but our stay in Nice was short, as we were mainly there to see the February Carnival Parade and the Carnival Flower Parade.
However, we did find time to spend a day in Menton. We went there to see one of the world's greatest festivals, La Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival), a unique event which must be seen to be believed. But the… Read more
An excellent and superbly researched account of the bravery of the SAS, and the bravery of the pilots, either seconded or contracted to the SOAF, who saved the BATT (SAS) force at the battle for Mirbat.
I was a fairly regular visitor to Sharjah, Masira and Salalah between 1972 and 1974; mainly ferried out by the RAF from Akrotiri in Cyprus, via Dubai, in a combination of Hercules and Andovers.
Before everything hit the fan in Lebanon, I made the Dubai leg from Nicosia, changing planes at Beirut, with what was then Middle East Airlines. That stopped when it became safer to hop in a Hercules, ear defenders and all!
I happened to be in the Officers Mess at… Read more