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 […]

El Hierro

The colonial charm of the Canary Islands

June 22, 2017 Jack 0

Quite a few years ago, when we were wearing particularly thick rose-tinted glasses, we had a discussion with a Canarian friend about the beauty of the Canary Islands. Although she loved the islands she took […]

Europe

Portugal, it feels different

May 31, 2017 Jack 0

In the last year we’ve visited Corsica, Bavaria, various Canary Islands, mainland Spain, Chile and Crete. Yet this trip to Portugal is unlike any of them. […]

La Palma

Seven Wonders of La Palma

April 4, 2017 Jack 2

In the space of twelve months we visited the Canary Island of La Palma four times. We explored towns and trails and went off the beaten track on an island where everywhere is basically off the beaten track in order to help design two slow travel holidays… […]

Calvi

Off the Tourist Trail in Calvi, Corsica

January 12, 2017 Andy 0

This evening we’ll join the ranks of visitors strolling the promenade alongside the yachts before choosing a table at one of the restaurants along Rue Clemenceau. But for now, we’re happy to enjoy another side to Calvi, one that most visitors will probably never see… […]

Chile

Reaching the End of the Road at Caleta Tortel

January 4, 2017 Andy 0

The simple wooden crosses, barely visible within the dense undergrowth, are now the destination for tourist boat excursions and a morbid reminder of the price paid to establish an outpost in this remote and inhospitable region of southern Chile… […]