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About Samuel Natoli

Sam Natoli is a keen travel blogger, based in London but originally from South Africa. He blogs for Holiday Hypermarket about travelling in out-of-the-way places, including the Gambia, the Med and anywhere else that catches his eye.

Antalya’s ancient wonder and modern nightlife

Seated on the Turkish Riviera, by the shimmering blue-green of the Mediterranean, Antalya is both a city and a coastal resort, with ancient foundations and its own brand of modernity. Holidays to Turkey are often characterised by a...

Taste the vines on your Benidorm holidays

Did you know that the area around Benidorm on the Costa Blanca is actually famous for its wineries? Along with the sangria and good times by the sea, Benidorm holidays can bring you a taste of the Jalon...
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Beautiful St Catherine’s Monastery in Sharm el Sheikh

Basing yourself at Egypt’s stunning coastal resort of Sharm el Sheikh this winter? Many of you will plan your Sharm el Sheikh holidays around the undersea shipwrecks and shifting coral habitats that make this part of the Sinai...
Perissa Santorini

Santorini’s water sports scene

The Greek island of Santorini has long been associated with those blue-roofed, white-washed buildings that cling to the cliffside and pop up in the postcard image that makes every eager traveller all the more excited about going to...

Music of Cape Verde

Set adrift off the coast of Senegal, the intriguing islands of Cape Verde dish up a heady blend of rhythms across a diverse range of musical styles. If you’re looking for a getaway with a melodic twist, take...
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Alternative Ayia Napa

Long before Ayia Napa came to mean staying up until sunrise, water-based shindigs out in the balmy Med and British bars interspersed between the tavernas along the waterfront, the name of the place actually meant ‘Holy Valley’ in...
Mount Fogo

Enjoy Cape Verde holidays – your way!

Whether you’re thirsty for heart-in-mouth exhilaration or prefer to indulge in more leisurely pleasures, the West African islands that make up Cape Verde throws up a gamut of enticing options for travellers who like to dig a little...
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Tenerife beaches: from black sand to party shores

From showstopping man-made creations and chic, upscale resorts to near-deserted coves, black volcanic sands and windswept stretches with mountain backcloths, holidays in Tenerife offer over 40 miles of beaches to choose from. Here’s our sampler menu showcasing the breadth...
Scylla Ammochostos Monster

The Ayia Napa sea monster

Scotland may have the Loch Ness Monster, Norway has the Kraken, the Himalayas its Yeti and America has Bigfoot, but did you know that Cyprus also has its own resident behemoth, the Ayia Napa Sea Monster? The beast is...