Europe

Adventures in another world, Velika Planina in Slovenia

December 10, 2019 Jack 0

Forget jaw-dropping, breathtaking, mind-blowing, awesome or any such word. All are too feeble to describe first contact with Velika Planina. The feeling of standing on a ridge looking down on this scattering of wooden herdsmen’s homes is one of a sense of discovery. […]

Europe

Traditional vegetarian options in European walking destinations

November 28, 2019 Jack 0

When travelling we occasionally get tired of traditional cuisine in some destinations. This happens when restaurant menus vary little from one to another and mostly involve meat, meat, or meat. When this happens, we are on alert for any local dishes which don’t involve a slab of dead animal. […]

Europe

Electric scooters, the scourge of Lisbon

November 18, 2019 Jack 0

It’s effortless to hit a thumbs up on facebook, a retweet on Twitter and share posts which show others just how much we care about our planet. We can do it without expending any energy whatsoever. It’s easy to be an eco-warrior when you don’t need to leave the house. […]

Alentejo

Ten scenes of the Alentejo in Portugal

November 12, 2019 Jack 0

Ask me two years ago what visions the word Alentejo formed in my mind and my immediate answer would have been vast golden plains; a landscape devoid of people save for a handful of settlements, […]

Europe

Ten things Tenerife taught us about living and working abroad

November 7, 2019 Jack 0

This is how the discussion went: “Let’s give up everything an move to Totnes.” “Why not go the whole nine yards and move abroad… somewhere like Sri Lanka.” And then we ended up in the destination at the end of many discerning travellers’ noses – Tenerife. […]

Italy

Pizza in Pisa

November 5, 2019 Jack 0

It’s not that pizza is exactly a speciality of Pisa, but it sounds as though it should be. It rolls of the tongue like the unravelling, stringy cheese which still connects the generous slice of quattro formaggi in my hand to the bit that’s in my mouth. […]