Hogsback - Away With the Fairies!

Trip Start Jul 25, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Away With the Fairies

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007


This is a beautiful little village set up in the mountains inland from the coast. It is said that the landscapes of Hogsback was the inspiration for JRR Tolkien to write The Hobbit. Considering he was here when he was only five years old, this fact might be disputed. There is an otherworldly, whimsical feeling to this area of hills, mountains, forests, and waterfalls that creeps up around you.

As beautiful as it was, this is what you need to know about Hogsback. I stayed at Away With the Fairies, a brilliant backpackers run by brilliant people. Here was the evening meal the first night I arrived: Garlic Infused Chicken Breast with a blanket of mozzarella, drenched in mushroom sauce, laid on a potato bake, surrounded by Thai spiked butternut squash. Served with chutney and feta homemade bread.

I stayed two extra days just for the food.
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