Europe

Travelling by train across Slovenia

January 9, 2020 Jack 1

Sitting on a wooden bench in the early morning sunshine at pretty little Bohinjska Bistrica train station – flower baskets hanging from wooden eaves frame pine-clad hills and the timber yard opposite – we’re old soldiers. […]

Alentejo

It is simply Alentejo, not the new Tuscany

August 15, 2019 Jack 0

Driving through an endless savanna where mounds rather than hills rolled lazily toward infinity, a travel article I’d read in The Guardian a couple of years ago popped into my head. It was called ‘A foodie tour of Portugal’s Alentejo’ and claimed that Portugal’s largest region was being touted as the new Tuscany. […]

Europe

A Day Trip To Belem in Lisbon

April 20, 2015 Jack 0

Sunday morning probably wasn’t the smartest time to decide to visit Belém, Lisbon’s most grandiose historical area and a favourite haunt of explorers with itchy feet. […]

Food and drink

A Taste of Rural Idyll at El Mondalón on Gran Canaria

July 5, 2012 Andy 4

At first glance the menu appears to be typically Canarian with favourites such as papas con mojo (potatoes with hot sauces), albóndigas (meatballs) and solomillo (fillet steak) but closer study reveals an intriguing creative slant from Chef Pepe Gonzalez… […]