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

Warm walking in western Crete

November 1, 2017 Jack 0

A springtime trip to Crete to spend three weeks updating walking directions involved plenty of paradise beaches, but mostly this time our interaction with them consisted of walking across the sand rather than getting prone on it. […]

El Hierro

Which is the Best Canary Island for…

October 18, 2016 Jack 0

All the Canary Islands are different in many ways. The differences may be big, such as diverse epic scenery, and they may be small, items on local menus or aspects of traditional architecture… […]

Corsica

10 Scenes of Corsica

July 4, 2016 Jack 2

Our briefing painted an intriguing picture of a rough diamond of an island populated by fiercely proud people who had their own code of conduct. A couple of friends who’d been to Corsica declared it one of the best places they’d ever visited. […]

Africa

Ten Scenes of Cape Verde

May 17, 2015 Jack 4

I have to confess to being so overwhelmed by Cape Verde I don’t know where to begin – so many thoughts, so many memories of surprisingly lush ribeiras, the bluest waters… […]