Bute

A Comment on Travel Articles

August 11, 2021 Jack 0

A couple of examples over the last week highlighted some of the problems travel writing faces in a world where anyone who’s connected to the internet can pass themselves off as an expert. […]

Europe

Spotting the Cultural Differences

April 19, 2021 Jack 0

One of the areas where it’s easiest to spot cultural differences is food & drink. Living abroad, and travelling for work, has taught us that British palates aren’t any fussier than other nationality in Europe. […]

Portugal

How living abroad has changed us

January 19, 2021 Jack 0

The wounds are still gaping red, raw, and very sore. It’s too painful for me to talk about Brexit at the moment. No, painful is not the right word at all. If I let my […]

Portugal

Cycling, what is it good for?

September 16, 2020 Jack 1

I like the thought of cycling that involves effortless pedalling along flat country lanes passing rows of vines, or alongside a gently rolling river, the warm sun kissing my face; a soft breeze caressing glowing skin; a bottle of wine, loaf of fresh bread, and a round of cheese in the wicker basket… […]

Travel Talk

Travel dreams or travel nightmares?

June 1, 2020 Jack 0

Travel is enlightening in many ways, mostly positive ones but not always; what were once romantic notions have been smashed to smithereens on the harsh rocks of reality; exotic dreams painted by travel industry marketeers laid bare by first hand experience. […]

Travel Talk

RIP, the death of the hotel buffet

May 25, 2020 Jack 0

I don’t dislike hotel buffets, I rather enjoy them. There’s a guilty pleasure in creating anarchic combinations on my plate; ingredients which wouldn’t normally look the road the others were on. No, I don’t dislike buffets, I fear them. […]