A few months back I was lucky enough to be thrown a last-minute gig by Matt at walk magazine, writing about a week-long walking holiday in the Italian Dolomites. It was a pretty busy time with work, and I only had about four days’ notice, but funnily enough I managed to make the trip. Can’t think why.
I was tagging along with an HF Holidays trip, based out of the village of Selva in Val Gardena. Selva itself is nice enough (though I can’t help thinking it might have had a bit more character before quite so much ski money turned up), but the Dolomites themselves were genuinely, staggeringly spectacular. My Grandpa Braime nursed a lifelong love of these jagged limestone mountains, and now I can understand it.
Anyway, I had a grand time, and you can read all about it in the link below if you like. The group that got saddled with my company were a warm, game bunch, the weather was glorious, and those four-course dinners at the Hotel Malleier kept body and soul together. These are the sorts of freelance jobs I could get used to.
The magazine hit doormats last week, and you can read an online version here.