Athens

From Athens to Andros via Rafina Port

November 21, 2019 Jack 0

A pedestrian walkway, Apostolou Pavlou, lined with cafes and stalls leads from the Acropolis to Ermou, the main shopping street in Athens. It’s a street which illustrates why the ‘east meets west’ tag is so justified. Its western end is a manic hotchpotch of ramshackle market stalls […]

Europe

What’s so good about Ljubljana

October 29, 2019 Jack 0

Sitting in a riverside bar in Ljubljana and the movie Logan’s Run pops into my head; I instinctively close my fist around what would be a black-for-an-aeon palm flower embedded into my palm. Ljubljana is a young city, possibly the youngest-feeling city we’ve visited. Young and vibrant. […]

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 […]

As we walked out

As We Walked out to the Paul Valley in Santo Antao

March 31, 2016 Jack 0

Below us, way below us, is a deep, wide scar in the earth. Running through its centre is a lime green fertile strip, a veritable oasis of agricultural activity which separates walls of hard, jagged peaks. The line of the Ribeira do Paul. […]