Hiking

A wake up call, pondering mornings on the trail

May 11, 2020 Jack 0

Pull on a pair of hiking boots in the morning and an anticipatory thrill zings through the laces at the thought of what unexpected treasures lie ahead on whatever dirt track/forest path/rocky road leads into a promising distance. […]

Europe

Traditional vegetarian options in European walking destinations

November 28, 2019 Jack 0

When travelling we occasionally get tired of traditional cuisine in some destinations. This happens when restaurant menus vary little from one to another and mostly involve meat, meat, or meat. When this happens, we are on alert for any local dishes which don’t involve a slab of dead animal. […]

Andros

Adjusting to rural transport around Europe

January 16, 2019 Jack 0

As we specialise in hiking we regularly find ourselves in areas where figuring out how we’re going to travel to, or return from, a linear walking route using whatever local transport is available can prove somewhat of a ‘suck it and see’ exercise. […]

Europe

Up close, Alpersbach in the Black Forest

August 9, 2018 Jack 0

Where and what is Alpersbach? Google defines it as a river in Germany. We know it as an oasis in the depths of a dense forest – a scenic valley in the heart of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). […]

Dish of the day

Dish of the day, wild boar sausage in Freiburg

August 22, 2017 Jack 0

Game dishes in the Black Forest go together like sausage and mash. In this case wild boar sausage with mash potato, plus bacon, gravy, a hill of red cabbage, and, possibly to foster the illusion there’s a healthy element to all this, grapes, pear and cranberries. […]