Europe

A pictorial pub crawl of Madrid

April 22, 2018 Jack 0

As I sipped a decent Greek red, Madrid popped into my head; specifically the tapas bars lining streets around the Plaza de Santa Ana area. If Santa Ana was the big top, the bars lining the spokes leading from the plaza were the sideshows […]

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. […]

Algarve

Cliff Richard and an Indian pizza in Albufeira

November 2, 2017 Jack 0

The Algarve has never been a place to stir the wanderlust in me. I associated it with golf, Clive Dunn, nice beaches and not a lot else. However, my sister chose Albufeira to celebrate her birthday and we were already in Portugal […]

Crete

The past in the present on Crete

October 25, 2017 Jack 0

For some reason I can’t explain, the past in Crete feels as though it walks besides us more so than in other places. An ancient marble column lying amidst the rocks on a beach is a reminder of a great civilization […]

Crete

Exploring Chania on Crete in three acts

July 17, 2017 Jack 0

First sight of the harbour and many memories of good times beside picture postcard Greek harbours are unlocked. Chania’s is particularly spellbinding thanks to the Venetians who built it in the 14th century […]