Hiking

Escaping from COVID prison to Northern Portugal

July 28, 2020 Jack 0

In these open hills there are no other people, most folk wouldn’t dream of walking when temperatures are predicted to hit the upper 30s, but there is an abundance of life. Ignoring us as we sit in the meagre shade of a human-sized cairn are wild Garrano horses. […]

Crete

The past in the present on Crete

October 25, 2017 Jack 0

For some reason I can’t explain, the past in Crete feels as though it walks besides us more so than in other places. An ancient marble column lying amidst the rocks on a beach is a reminder of a great civilization […]

Corsica

Cheese beignets in northern Corsica

September 26, 2017 Jack 0

It was clear things weren’t going to end well at the Osteria a Stalla Sischesse in Sisco, northern Corsica. Dinner had started with a hearty and filling thick soup which was more stew than soup. […]

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. […]