Asia

The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

March 16, 2011 Andy 0

The rock fortress of Sigiriya dates back to 473 AD when Kasyapa, the illegitimate son of King Dhatusena of Anuradhapura, fearing invasion from his half brother, built the impregnable fortress and on its summit created […] […]

Food and drink

Mahón Gin

March 10, 2011 Andy 0

The English occupation of Menorca from 1713 to 1755 has left an eclectic legacy which includes the cultivation of apples, rearing of livestock, some rather nice Georgian style buildings and gin – to my mind, the best of the aforementioned. […]

Food and drink

The Best of Greek Cuisine, Mezes

March 5, 2011 Jack 0

One of the simple pleasures in life is indulging in a long, leisurely lunch of mezes in the delicious shade of a Greek taverna’s vine covered courtyard. […]