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Alfred_Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright

Alfred Wainwright first published his guide book ‘A Coast to Coast Walk’ in 1973 and described it as “a book for walkers with a liking for long distance unofficial expeditions.” Wainwright devised the 190 mile walk by linking a series of right of way pathways through three of England’s most beautiful national parks. Wainwright was...

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Camino Spain Omlette

The Camino and Vegetarian Food

The Spanish are passionate about their food which varies from region to region. They generally don’t understand the concept of vegetarianism as they do not class cured meat (jamon) or even chicken as meat. The following phrases will be very helpful to vegetarian pilgrims: I’m vegetarian – Soy vegeteriano/a I don’t eat meat or fish...

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Japanese food

The Wonderful Health Benefits of Japanese Food

Not only is Japanese food delicious but it is extremely good for you as well. The food is a real highlight of our trips to Japan and something clients often mention in their feedback to Raw Travel. The Japanese have the lowest rates of obesity in the world with only 3.6 percent of the population...

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Eating Like A Local

When I arrived in Chamonix in June 2016 to check out one of RAW Travel’s treks, the first thing on my mind was food, knowing that we had 6 days ahead of us trekking over huge cols on the Tour Du Mont Blanc I felt the need to eat my way though Chamonix as much...

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Ippudo Nishiki-koji

This wonderful restaurant in Kyoto is famous for its delicious ramen and gyoza. They opened their first restaurant in 1985 in Fukuoka and can now be found in many locations around the world including New York and Sydney. The Kyoto restaurant is in a fabulous location, close to the Nishiki food market and not far...

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Camino-de-santiago

Packing for the Camino

RAW Travel’s Mel Reynolds was recently out walking the Camino and during a break from walking gives an excellent summary of what to carry in your day pack while walking the Camino.

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Blisters on the Camino are the worst!!

Here’s my top 10 tips on how to avoid blisters: 1. Socks Invest in a couple of good pairs of socks, they are worth their weight in gold for long walks like the Camino! Opt for socks which have a high percentage of wool, around 70-79% max. Wool is a great natural fibre for socks, newer...

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Oh, the wonderful onsens…

The idea of sharing a bath with strangers wearing nothing but my birthday suit never really terrified me. Having grown up in Finland, where stripping off and heading into a public sauna with tens of other nude women is the most natural thing that can be, I felt no apprehension about jumping (not literally –...

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