February 2009 - The Headwater Moments Travel Blog
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Easter in Andalucia

Headwater’s Secret Valleys of Ronda holiday is based in the beautiful white village of Cartajima, hidden in a cork oak clad valley south of the town of Ronda. Your hosts on the holiday are Di and John, and in this blog post Di describes the fervour and excitement of Easter in the village – one of […]

Aussie Fires Reignite

After Australia held an official day of mourning for the 200+ people who have lost their lives in the recent bush fires, some fires have reignited close to Melbourne that now threaten properties and people on the fringes of the city.

Grow Your Own

When the going gets tough, grow your own vegetables. Waiting lists for allotments across the UK now exceed 100,000! It seems there is an enduring allure to going through the process of digging, planting, growing and harvesting your own vegetables. It is local, organic, and if everyone I know who has an allotment is to be […]

Cheap Travel

Excellent news – in a recent survey by the Post Office published in the Times of the cheapest holiday destinations, Headwater have holidays in three of the top five, and six out of the top 10! Thank goodness for exchange rates that actually work in your favour – they seem so few and far between […]

New Zealand Haka Championships

This weekend sees the biggest festival celebrating Maori culture in New Zealand – the kapa haka championships, known as Te Matatini, take place in the town of Tauranga on the North Island in the Bay of Plenty.

Highlights of Peru

The BBC recently reported on the case of a street sweeper in Peru who, despite being dismissed for being drunk at work years ago, has recently won an appeal in the Peruvian High Court to be reinstated. You can read the story here.

50 Golden Brands

Branding is such an integral part of daily life these days that it is easy to think you barely notice them. Entire forests have been lost and turned into paper for the reams and reams of analysis done by large companies to figure out positive or negative effects on consumers of pictures, cartoon characters, fonts and colours that […]

Communication Skills

It is easy when you are abroad to forget that some gestures and attempts to communicate – assuming you cannot converse in the local dialect – can be unintentionally offensive. In order to keep American travellers on the straight and narrow, Rick Steves – who offers a selection of European holidays – tries to stop […]

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