Europe

Tsunamis and erupting volcanoes in the Canary Islands

November 13, 2017 Jack 0

There was bemusement in Spanish language press where the UK gutter press is often seen as something of a joke, not a particularly funny one. The Tenerife Tourism Board sent out a press release to counter what they referred to as “a number of misleading reports in the UK media”. […]

Algarve

Cliff Richard and an Indian pizza in Albufeira

November 2, 2017 Jack 0

The Algarve has never been a place to stir the wanderlust in me. I associated it with golf, Clive Dunn, nice beaches and not a lot else. However, my sister chose Albufeira to celebrate her birthday and we were already in Portugal […]

Crete

Warm walking in western Crete

November 1, 2017 Jack 0

A springtime trip to Crete to spend three weeks updating walking directions involved plenty of paradise beaches, but mostly this time our interaction with them consisted of walking across the sand rather than getting prone on it. […]

Crete

The past in the present on Crete

October 25, 2017 Jack 0

For some reason I can’t explain, the past in Crete feels as though it walks besides us more so than in other places. An ancient marble column lying amidst the rocks on a beach is a reminder of a great civilization […]