Europe

Ten things Tenerife taught us about living and working abroad

November 7, 2019 Jack 0

This is how the discussion went: “Let’s give up everything an move to Totnes.” “Why not go the whole nine yards and move abroad… somewhere like Sri Lanka.” And then we ended up in the destination at the end of many discerning travellers’ noses – Tenerife. […]

El Hierro

Worlds of difference, comparing Canary Islands

September 17, 2018 Jack 0

Going into detail about the differences between the Canary Islands would fill a book, so I’m only going to provide a brief snapshot as an illustration why it’s essential to universe-hop when carrying out travel research. […]

Special Feature

Seven scenes of Slow Travel

June 19, 2017 Jack 2

To cast a net around the definition of Slow Travel and reel it into the one sentence; it’s about interacting with the authentic face of the destination you happen to be visiting. […]

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… […]

Food and drink

Café Society in Guimaraes

January 21, 2012 Andy 0

The line between bars and cafés in Guimaraes, and indeed in Porto, is distinctly blurred. Having been brought up in a pub culture where bars serve alcohol by default and coffee by exception, it was a novelty to see alcohol drinkers in cafés and coffee sippers in bars. […]