Food and drink

The Hiker’s Picnic

March 17, 2021 Jack 0

It doesn’t matter whether hiking in Spain or Portugal, Italy or Austria, the filling you’ll find in the picnic made by the hotel is likely to be the same … […]

Travel Talk

RIP, the death of the hotel buffet

May 25, 2020 Jack 0

I don’t dislike hotel buffets, I rather enjoy them. There’s a guilty pleasure in creating anarchic combinations on my plate; ingredients which wouldn’t normally look the road the others were on. No, I don’t dislike buffets, I fear them. […]

Travel Talk

Things about hotels which drive us crazy

August 28, 2019 Jack 0

We far prefer smaller, more personal hotels to chains, but on occasion we find ourselves pondering whether some owners ever stay in other hotels and then compare their stay to the experience guests might have in their own hotels. […]

Europe

Three stages of walking the Camino de Santiago

March 27, 2018 Jack 0

On the second day of walking three stages of the Camino de Santiago, about an hour after taking to a wooded path running alongside frosty fields on a cool but sunny March morning, Andy asks me the question. “Do you still want to walk the whole of the Camino?” […]