El Hierro

The colonial charm of the Canary Islands

June 22, 2017 Jack 0

Quite a few years ago, when we were wearing particularly thick rose-tinted glasses, we had a discussion with a Canarian friend about the beauty of the Canary Islands. Although she loved the islands she took […]

Samaria Village, Samaria Gorge, Crete
Crete

Tackling Crete’s Samaria Gorge

June 18, 2017 Andy 0

It’s not until I reach the stream at the bottom of the gorge, almost an hour into the route, that the crowds thin and then pretty much disappear, swallowed up by the vastness of the landscape. Finally I can relax and begin to take in my surroundings… […]

Europe

Portugal, it feels different

May 31, 2017 Jack 0

In the last year we’ve visited Corsica, Bavaria, various Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Chile and Crete. Yet this trip to Portugal is unlike any of them. […]