Travel Talk

Why Do Some Travel Bloggers Hate Tourists?

March 19, 2012 Jack 4

I had to read the line twice. ”I didn’t want to be dancing alongside a bunch of tourists…’ Eleven words that highlight the quite bizarre snobbery occasionally found in travel writing and blogging. […]

Gran Canaria

A Different View of the Canary Islands

March 17, 2012 Jack 0

Tacky, touristy and terrible if you’re a discerning traveller. Anyone who still believes that about The Canary Islands has either been going to the wrong bits or needs to change what paper/blogs they read. […]

Larnaca

Old Ruins and New Festivals in Larnaca

March 13, 2012 Guest Writer 1

Apart from its more recent attractions, Larnaca also has a really impressive history going back to the 14th century BC. Because of its central location and importance for trade routes through the Mediterranean it has… […]

Food and drink

How To Know When You Can Trust Restaurant Reviews

March 12, 2012 Jack 2

Many, many restaurant reviews are written purely from an extremely subjective viewpoint and that negates their value. But how do you identify the ones you can trust? In some ways it’s easier to be able to identify those you can’t.
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Great Britain

Review of Mackay’s Hotel, Strathpeffer

March 11, 2012 Jack 0

Being part of a good value tour of the Scottish Highlands package, we didn’t expect much from Mackay’s Hotel and were really quite surprised when it exceeded expectations in a number of areas. […]