Europe

Spotting the Cultural Differences

April 19, 2021 Jack 0

One of the areas where it’s easiest to spot cultural differences is food & drink. Living abroad, and travelling for work, has taught us that British palates aren’t any fussier than other nationality in Europe. […]

Hiking

Rest and be thankful on hiking routes

January 4, 2021 Jack 0

There comes a point on longish hikes when your body, or common sense, tells you it’s time to hit the pause button, to park your bum for a short while to rest legs and back. […]

Hiking

Scenic saunters across Europe

January 27, 2019 Jack 0

Something occurred to me the other day as we stood on a ridge overlooking a valley in Arrabida, Portugal. Whenever I hear the name of a specific area the image which pops into my head usually isn’t one of just bricks and mortar, it’s often a countryside scene […]

Europe

Ten scenes of Drôme Provençale

October 22, 2018 Jack 2

Drôme Provençale, although exhibiting many of the classic Provence ingredients, had a slightly different personality; one which was typically soft and beautiful in that dreamy Provence way, yet with a slightly wilder, more carefree edge. […]

Alentejo

The magical lure of tree-lined avenues

July 25, 2017 Jack 2

In an enchanted forest there are pixie doors in tree trunks; sorcerer’s incantations can be heard in the breeze rustling through leaves, and spindly branches reach out to tap you mischievously on the back as you pass by. […]