Ex-Bristol Post colleagues unite for unusual travel guide

Two former regional day mates released a new guidebook for their patch by leaving copies in the unusual locations.

Collaborating on the Bristol Post, author Martin Booth and photographer Barbara Evripidou have jointly produced 111 places in Bristol that shouldn’t be missed.

The book is part of a global series of city guides designed to present places not normally listed in travel guides. Bristol has everything from Victorian toilets to a skateboard park in an old swimming pool.

To promote the book, Martin cycled around Bristol, leaving books in locations listed in the guide. He used the hashtag # 111Bristol to post hints on social media.

He said, “Don’t get me wrong, I love the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain and other Bristol attractions that were not designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

“However, this travel guide aims to list places that are not included in other travel guides.

“Barbara and I enjoyed exploring our city’s less traveled routes and I’m particularly excited to see Avonmouth, Bedminster Down, Knowle West and Speedwell among others being featured.”

Martin pictured began his career as a reporter for the Watford Observer before moving to Bristol, where he and Barbara worked together on the Post.

Martin is now editor of the news website Bristol24 / 7 while Barbara continues to work for the Post as a freelance photographer.

Barbara said, “I hope with this book you can find the hidden places, stories, shops and neighborhoods that reveal Bristol’s true character, history and tastes.”

The book is now available from Emons.

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