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Azores – a week on Sao Miguel Island Day 6 – Furnas, Gorreana Tea Plantation, Ponta Formoso and Moheina beach

Azores – a week on Sao Miguel Island Day 6 – Furnas, Gorreana Tea Plantation, Ponta Formoso and Moheina beach

They say meat cooked under the earth tastes better.  The meat stew (a delicious combination of pigs ears and chicken, with sliced cabbage and carrots thrown in for good measure), cooked underground for 7 hours using the natural heat from the volcanic earth,  tastes slightly sulphurous (boiling pots are wrapped in cloth to keep the […]

Azores – A week on Sao Miguel Island Day 1 – Ponta Delgada

Azores  – A week on Sao Miguel Island Day 1  – Ponta Delgada

The compact archipelago of the Azores, specks of land in the middle of the Atlantic some 1,500km off the coast of Portugal, first appeared on my travelling radar a little over three years ago as I flipped through National Geographic’s ‘100 Journeys of a Lifetime’ coffee table book. There, whale-watching was highlighted, the author claiming […]

Porto Photographs – new snaps ready!

Porto Photographs  – new snaps ready!

I’ve got some lovely snaps of Porto, Portugal.  Check them out on my Smugmug site: Porto Photos 

Bahamas Weekend

Bahamas Weekend

Two hours from the Port Everglades in Miami lies Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama.  Veronica and I had been living and working in South Beach, Miami, for a month, and the option of popping to the Bahamas for the weekend was too irresistible an opportunity to pass up.  Imagine that!  “I’m just off […]

The 21 Best Hotels in the World

The 21 Best Hotels in the World

…..this is a list of the top 21 hotels my wife and I have stayed in so far.  Although we are not ones to linger long in any hotel, it’s still one of the factors that makes or breaks a holiday.   From rustic log cabins to super-opulent 5-star resorts, crumbling colonial-era relics to gleaming […]

50 Reasons to love the world

50 Reasons to love the world

I read an interesting article about this on the BBC, so I thought I’d add my own 50 reasons to love the world.   Honourable mentions must go to amazing experiences I’ve had in Mexico, Ireland, Holland, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Jordan, Maldives….the list goes on!  I need to do another 50! What are yours?   […]

Vietnam long weekender – Mekong Delta and Saigon

Vietnam long weekender – Mekong Delta and Saigon

Breakfast at 7:30am on the deck of the Mekong Eyes, the endless Mekong delta stretching in front and behind us, made for a very special start to the day. Muffins, toast, and omelette with fruit to finish. Wonderful. What a way to wake up.   All too soon, we had to pack and vacate our cabins. […]

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