Spain

Photo Feature, Above the Clouds

June 29, 2011 Jack 0

Standing almost atop Spain’s highest mountain is a humbling experience for a couple of reasons. The first that at 3718 metres, Mount Teide on Tenerife is damn high. The second is that as you can see all the way to sea level from the mountain… […]

Africa

Two Rude Awakenings in Africa

June 28, 2011 Jack 0

Instead of being alarmed because a) someone was knocking on the window and b) the window was on the second storey of the VOI Safari Lodge in Kenya, I grumbled my way out of bed and over to the window and opened the curtains to find […]

Africa

D-I-Y Seafood Dinner in Lamu

June 27, 2011 Jack 0

It was everything I had hoped an Arab trading port to be. Fishermen sat mending nets, small children catapulted themselves, laughing and screaming from canoes into the water and elderly men with equally elderly donkeys transported… […]

Costa Brava

Shot In Cold Blood, Palamós’ Inspirational Hotel

June 17, 2011 Jack 0

This is a photograph of a couple of old guys preparing to embark on a fishing trip from the harbour of a Spanish seaside resort right? No…wrong, this is actually a picture of a hotel which should have the imagination of avid readers well and truly captured. […]

Costa Brava

El Celler de Can Roca, a Travesty of Gastronomic Proportions

June 11, 2011 Andy 4

It’s been bothering me ever since the phrase ‘El Celler de Can Roca has been voted the world’s second best restaurant in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2011’ first reached my ears across the twittersphere. I mean, who in their right mind wants to be known as the second best anything? […]