Asia

Monsoons and Camping Safari in Sri Lanka

April 30, 2011 Jack 0

There hadn’t been a drop of rain on the plains for three months, so it was serious bad luck that fifteen minutes into our Sri Lanka safari we were up to our knees in water and battling against driving monsoon rains […]

Asturias

The Art of Drinking Cider in Asturias

April 21, 2011 Jack 2

Cider isn’t simply the most popular alcoholic drink in Asturias, it’s more of a religion and as such it’s essential to know a few things before you even attempt to drink a glass. […]

Food and drink

Food in Sri Lanka, Potato & Green Bean Curry

April 10, 2011 Jack 0

The potato and green bean curry dished up was much milder than the average madras. It had a very distinctive flavour (slightly roasted) that was quite different from the flavours of sauces from other areas of India. […]

Symi

Discovering Beaches on Symi by Water Taxi

April 3, 2011 Jack 0

At first, learning that if I wanted to get to the best of Symi’s beaches my best option was to walk or catch a water taxi seemed a bit of a drag. But it didn’t take me long to relish the ritual of a mid morning stroll down to Symi harbour and then almost randomly choosing a little water taxi […]