Food and drink

A Sunday Stroll Around Ullapool

September 14, 2011 Jack 0

One of the first things that strikes me about Ullapool, apart from its Local Hero location, is that every establishment seems to have won, or been short-listed for, some sort of an award… […]

Asturias

The Monster of Avilés

September 10, 2011 Jack 0

It occurred to me that in our guide to Avilés I made reference to the monster of Avilés and then didn’t include a picture of said monster. To rectify this and avoid imaginations running riot, here’s Doña Eugenia Martínez aka ‘La Monstrua’. […]

Asturias

The Curious Tale of San Pedro’s Fish

August 31, 2011 Jack 0

Two things strike you when see the pez de San Pedro in fish markets in Costa Brava. The first is that as fish go, he’s a real loser in the looks department. This is one ugly fish… […]

Asturias

The Sleeping Lion of Covadonga in Asturias

August 25, 2011 Jack 0

I had no idea where I was, but from the towering spires of a grandiose church, glowing golden in the sun’s last rays, it was obvious that this was no ordinary hamlet in the forest. This was, I was told in almost reverential tones by our guide, Covadonga.
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