Alentejo

Rock and Soul in Beja

October 8, 2019 Jack 0

I didn’t expect this. Covering almost all of the gable end of a house is a huge blue and red rooster made from discarded pieces of metal. Portugal seems to have a thing at the moment for oversized ‘rubbish’ animals. The rooster’s tail feathers block part of a window whilst a stray metal breast feather juts out over a door […]

Hiking

The footballer’s cabin on Tenerife

January 28, 2019 Jack 0

The landscape is thirsty, the skeletal remains of grasses which weren’t exactly bushy to begin with look tinder-dry. Even in one of the sunniest spots of a sun-kissed island you might expect a dash more greenery in midwinter. […]

Europe

Dancing in the Rain in Piazza San Marco

July 5, 2018 Andy 0

From behind the façade of Caffè Florian, the strains of a philharmonic orchestra drift into the piazza lending the scene an ethereal romance. I’m already spellbound when the orchestra begins to play… […]

Andros

Swan bookends and beer on Andros

May 30, 2018 Jack 0

An easy, early morning stroll beside the beach below Chora took us past a brace of proud swans and a family of geese which stood, alert, like the points of the compass, on the lookout for danger as their not so ugly ducklings foraged among wild flowers. […]

Crete

The Slow Travel Moment in Crete

January 18, 2018 Jack 0

A man-made lake on Crete proved the perfect setting for a couple of Slow Travel moments, appropriately as our remit was to enhance a Slow Travel holiday. […]