Beach Holidays

Beaches are best out of season

March 7, 2018 Jack 0

Back in the days when we were suited nine to fivers we always booked holidays for late May/early June and then again around September/October. Colleagues with children, understandably, had first choice at the summer months, […]

Camargue

Visions of Camargue

November 12, 2014 Jack 0

It’s a dangerous place Camargue. Full of dangerous gypsies, fleeing scientists, untrustworthy gastronomes and the occasional British spy… […]

Gran Canaria

A Different View of the Canary Islands

March 17, 2012 Jack 0

Tacky, touristy and terrible if you’re a discerning traveller. Anyone who still believes that about The Canary Islands has either been going to the wrong bits or needs to change what paper/blogs they read. […]

Essaouira

Guide to the Moroccan town of Essaouira, the Port of Timbuktu

October 24, 2011 Jack 0

Essaouira in Morocco is a curious place; part working port, part holiday resort and part historical monument with a fusion of colonial European, Arabic and African influences that makes it feel like somewhat of a crossroads between different worlds…which in many ways is exactly what it was. […]

Costa Brava

Cadaqués, Costa Brava

May 22, 2011 Andy 1

We follow the maze of slate lined streets past whitewashed cottages where geraniums trail from window boxes, their blooms escaping to freedom through the wrought iron bars covering tiny windows… […]

Asia

Rayavadee Hotel, Krabi

April 5, 2011 Andy 3

From the first time we arrived, James Bond style, in the hotel’s speed boat and were then driven by golf buggy to our two storey, deluxe pavilion, the Rayavadee Hotel in Krabi has been our favourite hotel in the world. […]

Hotels

Jetwing Beach Hotel

February 17, 2011 Andy 0

A beautiful, boutique hotel on the outskirts of Negombo town where consummate good taste meets Sri Lankan simplicity in an oasis of calm. […]

Hotels

Bentota Beach Hotel

February 17, 2011 Andy 0

A popular package holiday destination hotel set right in the heart of Bentota in a fabulous position straddling the Bentota River and the Indian Ocean and right on a vast, golden beach. […]