Author Archives: Michael Cranmer

Michael Cranmer

Love Is In Isère A Mountainous Triangle Amoureux

11/02/2020 by .
Grenoble city

I have, in the past, been in love with more than one woman at the same time. It led to tears and heartache, but, looking back with the wisdom of hindsight, I wouldn’t have done anything differently.

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Galtur. Skiing In The Footsteps Of Giants

29/01/2020 by .
galtur view

Skiing hones the senses. Biting cold on exposed flesh; shadows thrown by late-afternoon winter sun; snowflakes swirling like shoals of silverfish; the profound silence after a fall of powder. The exquisite clarity of a newly-discovered vista.

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Ischgl. Skiing On the Border

28/01/2020 by .
Posing by Ischgl sign. Pic Michael Cranmer

To enter Ischgl is to enter another world, where time is manipulated and reality put firmly on ‘hold’.

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The Meliá Cohiba Hotel, Havana

18/06/2019 by .
Melia Cohiba and pool

The Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana’s Vedado district differs from most other buildings in the capital. No faded colonial chic here. All sharp angles of stone and plate glass reflecting the stunning vista of the four-mile long seafront of the Malecón and the Straits of Florida, next stop Key West a mere ninety miles away.

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Skiing in Ischgl and Kappl

18/02/2019 by .
Perfect piste Ischgl

“You’re not in Austria anymore!” chuckles Stefanie, my local Tourism guide, “This is Switzerland”.At my feet an invisible borderline runs atop the 2,760m Idjoch. Spread out below me like a scale-model in the crystal-clear air lie peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Behind me, Ischgl, my starting point in Austria.

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Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

20/12/2018 by .
Hotel rasmushof kitzbuehel winter

Some hotels are corporate assets run by bean-counters. All very glitzy and flash but having nothing personal and genuine behind a false façade of ‘customer service’.

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