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David J Constable

Journalist and Travel Writer

David Joseph Constable is a British journalist who uses the byline David J Constable. He writes for a wide range of national magazines and newspapers and is a prolific travel journalist. He is currently working on his first book of collected travel assignments, due for release in Spring 2017.

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Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Two

A bus takes me from the centre of the Rioja region, north, on a 70-minute journey to San Sebastián. We pass through small farming villages where donkeys graze on the sloped hills, and cross bridges that stretch across great empty ravines. Water flows north over rocks below, before reaching the River Uruma in San Sebastián.
16/10/2015 10:07 BST

Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part One

By finally visiting Bilbao and San Sebastián, I fulfilled a long-held ambition. The Basque Country, and particularly San Sebastián, has loomed large in my consciousness ever since I read Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
13/10/2015 11:33 BST

24 Hours in Los Angeles

Here are my five recommendations of places to eat, drink and stay when in the City of Angels.
03/10/2013 12:57 BST

Slovenia Might Be the New Tuscany, Just Don't Tell the British

If you haven't heard of Slovenia then that's probably because they don't want you to. I don't want you to. The gentle incline of sweeping roads and the sunflowers, blossoms and viridian hills are reminiscent of Tuscany, and look what happened when you found out about that.
13/05/2013 12:20 BST

Part of the Pack: Husky Sledding in Lauenen

Sure, huskies hold their adorability in photographs, but in reality, their reeking aroma could peel wallpaper. A kind of builder's BO. But I expect nothing else from these powerful, working dogs.
25/03/2013 23:37 GMT

I Cycle-Climbed the Alps and Found it Easy-Peasy(ish)

Plenty of people ski The Alps. Some, with more grit, hike the rocky terrane. I've done both, across Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy, but not Slovenia, Liechtenstein or Germany, where the ranges stretch across Upper Bavaria and the Allgäu.
30/10/2012 14:57 GMT

Ssshhh... I've Found the Best Steak in the World!

Because your ignoramus palate hasn't experienced the bovine pleasure of Hannan Meats from Northern Ireland, your tastes remain unrefined and know-nothing; your mouth is a barren alimentary canal.
09/10/2012 15:15 BST

Paralympic Tears

I cried because of the noise and entire experience, but mainly because with Dan and friends, and 80,000 people, we let it all pour out. That's the best I can sum it up. It's over now. "Our revels now are ended," announced Prospero. What loomed for so long has now tailed off, gleaming but inspiring us in its wake.
16/09/2012 00:28 BST

Restaurant Serves Edible Condom

I am not walking across a beach but there is sand, and the above description is indeed of a condom. A pink condom. A filled condom. And I'm about to eat it.
04/09/2012 17:27 BST

Boobs, Botox and the Babes of Beirut

The formula in Lebanon's capital for women is fashion-forward, from their choice of cloth to the decisions they make surgically... Beirut has now overtaken both LA and Miami as the plastic surgery capital of the world. Yes, Beirut.
12/08/2012 14:58 BST