The Canary Islands

The death of the travel forum

September 7, 2017 Jack 2

If a writer gets it very wrong about the Canaries, how can I trust them when it comes to other destinations? The answer is I can’t. […]

Dish of the day

Dish of the day, wild boar sausage in Freiburg

August 22, 2017 Jack 0

Game dishes in the Black Forest go together like sausage and mash. In this case wild boar sausage with mash potato, plus bacon, gravy, a hill of red cabbage, and, possibly to foster the illusion there’s a healthy element to all this, grapes, pear and cranberries. […]

Alentejo

The magical lure of tree-lined avenues

July 25, 2017 Jack 2

In an enchanted forest there are pixie doors in tree trunks; sorcerer’s incantations can be heard in the breeze rustling through leaves, and spindly branches reach out to tap you mischievously on the back as you pass by. […]