Europe

Three stages of walking the Camino de Santiago

March 27, 2018 Jack 0

On the second day of walking three stages of the Camino de Santiago, about an hour after taking to a wooded path running alongside frosty fields on a cool but sunny March morning, Andy asks me the question. “Do you still want to walk the whole of the Camino?” […]

Austria

In the depths of the dark cave

March 11, 2018 Jack 0

Once you’ve been told the cave, or volcanic tube to be more exact, was once home to eyeless cockroaches and giant rats it’s hard to banish thoughts of mutant creepy crawlies from your mind. […]

Food and drink

Finding craft beers in the Canary Islands

February 13, 2018 Jack 4

When we returned to the Canary Islands we stopped ordering sunny Dorada cervezas in the western islands and light and frisky Tropical in the eastern ones and started looking for something with more of a swaggering personality. […]

Hiking

10 reasons we enjoy walking on La Palma

February 8, 2018 Jack 0

There are numerous factors why we particularly relish the opportunity to hike on La Isla Bonita. But to keep this shorter than it could be, here are ’10 reasons we enjoy walking on La Palma’. […]

Alentejo

Town or countryside? I want both

January 18, 2018 Jack 0

Urban or rural? Beach or mountain? Large luxury resort hotel or family run pension? Michelin cuisine or simple street food? Quiet tasca or bouncing nightclub? Bustling city or tranquil village? […]

Europe

10 reasons we enjoy walking on La Gomera

January 10, 2018 Jack 0

Over the last two decades I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve visited La Gomera. A friend lives in a remote valley in the heart of Garajonay National Park; so remote it’s a […]

Europe

Tsunamis and erupting volcanoes in the Canary Islands

November 13, 2017 Jack 0

There was bemusement in Spanish language press where the UK gutter press is often seen as something of a joke, not a particularly funny one. The Tenerife Tourism Board sent out a press release to counter what they referred to as “a number of misleading reports in the UK media”. […]