Asturias

Wine in Asturias From Cangas del Narcea

August 18, 2011 Jack 0

Just as the green valleys and rolling rivers of proud Asturias are little known outside of Spain, the wine produced on verdant Asturian slopes is a secret to many Spanish. Asturias in northern Spain is simply not known for its wine. […]

Benidorm

Hotel Benidorm Plaza, Benidorm

August 17, 2011 Andy 0

Perfectly located just a short stroll from Playa Levante and an even shorter one from the old town, Hotel Benidorm Plaza is a modern, clean, bright and friendly hotel. […]

Food and drink

Frozen Yoghurt, Love at First Bite.

August 11, 2011 Andy 0

On a recent visit to Benidorm, I was encouraged by my fellow travel bloggers to try frozen yoghurt. Not only is it not as unhealthy as ice cream, I was assured, but it’s also sold with a huge variety of fresh and puréed fruit making it positively healthy. […]

Great Britain

The Magical Creatures of Blackmuir Wood in Strathpeffer

August 9, 2011 Jack 1

The lilac grasses in front of us rustled and swayed with just a bit more vigour than if the movement had been caused by a gentle summer’s breeze. It was enough to draw our eyes to a vision that stopped us dead in our tracks and stole the breath from our bodies. […]

Costa Brava

The Wines of Celler Martín Faixó

August 6, 2011 Andy 1

“Before the olives, the mountains were covered with grapes”, says Rafa Martín, “This is what our grandparents did. We want to restore the mountains to the way they were when our grandparents worked them and to make the wine that was here before.” […]

Great Britain

A Taste of Urban Grit – Glasgow in Photos

August 5, 2011 Jack 0

Mad, bad and dangerous to know. That’s what I thought about Glasgow growing up ‘doon the water’ in Rothesay. It always felt as though there was an undercurrent of violence simmering just beneath the surface… […]

Europe

Strathpeffer, a Scottish Enigma

August 3, 2011 Andy 3

Wandering through Glasgow I’d come across a replica of Dr Who’s Tardis. Arriving at the little spa town of Strathpeffer, I wondered if I’d accidentally stepped inside the iconic time machine… […]