Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Travel Shorts

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Motorcycle Diaries, a new film based on the early journals of Ernesto `Che' Guevara and his friend Alberto, tells the story of their epic motorbike trek across Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

Follow in their tyre tracks with the six-week Tierra del Fuego tour from Tucan Travel (01473 667 337, www.tucantravel.com). The next departure is November 6 and costs pounds 1,063 (land-only) plus mandatory US$670 local payment.

The following departure ( from Santiago on Christmas Day ( meets up with the Rio Carnival and costs pounds 1,250 plus US$670. Included are 41 nights' accommodation (25pc hotels, the remainder camping), some meals, excursions and the services of local guides.

IF Louis de Bernieres' novel Birds Without Wings does for south west Turkey what Captain Corelli's Mandolin did for Kefalonia, then the area had better brace itself for a tourism explosion.

The book is set in a village called Eskibahce, just 75 minutes' south of the resort of Kalkan, on the Lycean Turquoise Coast. Metak Holidays (020 8290 9292, www.metakholidays.co.uk) is offering seven nights' at the three-star Pirat Hotel II in Kalkan for pounds 369 per person, based on two sharing, valid until September 15.

A SPECIALIST in Agriturist (farm) holidays to Italy, Discovery Tours (0845 230-1212, www.discovery-tours.co.uk) is highlighting September short breaks to `Cort' farm in the heart of the Chianti region.

This Tuscan farm offers accommodation in three beautifully restored buildings featuring four-poster beds, satellite TV and minibar ( as well as boasting a swimming pool, restaurant and wine tasting room. The cost of a three-night break taken before September 27 is pounds 161 per person, twin-share, inclusive of bed and breakfast accommodation. Return UK flights extra.

CARIBBEAN getaways for single parents are being featured at the all-inclusive Franklyn D Resort in Jamaica by specialist operator, Friendship Travel (0289 446-2211, www. …

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