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January’s Sunvil Supper Club: Sopa de Couve

Not to be confused with Caldo Verde, one of the best known soups in Portuguese cuisine, Sopa de Couve (Kale Soup) is a primary go-to dish for a family in the azores and very similar. More stew based, its delicious, hearty and packed with anti-oxidants it’s perfect

Marvao – a marvellous hilltop fortress

Take a drive through the Alentejo region of Portugal and it’s hard to imagine the area as a war zone. Storks’ nests hang precariously on telegraph poles, goats stand idly under cork tree, making the most of the only shelter available from the midday sun. And people go

The delights of Buenos Aires

Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, and its capital Buenos Aires is often called the ‘Paris of South America’ due to its architecture and rich European heritage. The province of Buenos Aires sprawls over 78 square miles and is home to 12 million people known as ‘Porteños’

Gotland – Sweden’s Holiday Island

The island of Gotland lies in the Baltic Sea and offers a relatively untouched island escape with plenty of natural and historic attractions. Sweden’s largest island and thought by some to be the original home of the Goths, Gotland is fairly central in the Baltic Sea, being

The Moche Civilization

Dating from between 100 – 800AD the Moche civilization is defined by its significant archaeological sites and some of the most impressive pottery to be found in Peru. The cultural sphere was centred on several valleys on the north coast of Peru and takes its’ name from the river that

Italy’s Basilicata region and the village of Maratea

Basilicata is the instep of Italy’s boot, and while it doesn’t attract anywhere near the number of visitors of its northern neighbour Campania (home to the Amalfi Coast and Naples), it does offer plenty of attractions to those making the journey to this southern part of the

10 Fabulous Photos of the Northern Lights

A magical night under the Arctic skies experiencing a multi-coloured display of the Northern Lights is high on many people’s bucket lists. For those fortunate enough to have seen them, the hype is more than justified. Norway and Sweden are two of the most popular destinations for

Madeira Walking Holidays: the island’s best walks

For many years Madeira has been considered one of Europe’s most rewarding destinations for a walking holiday. The island is small enough to explore thoroughly in a week, yet diverse to the extent that every walk within that week will offer something different. Here are just a

The mind-boggling monasteries of Meteora

One of the most remarkable sights in mainland Greece is Meteora, the collection of six 14th-century monasteries which sit precariously on the top of natural pinnacles of sandstone. ‘Meteora’ means ‘suspended in the air’ and the location would have been perfect for monks who wanted isolation, not only to

December’s Sunvil Supper Club: Melomakarona (Honey Cookies)

The heart of every Cypriot home is the kitchen, so food plays a major role in the Cypriot Christmas celebrations. Local bakeries bake loaves of Christopsomo (Christ Bread), normally accompanied by dried figs, nuts and honey, which are typically eaten on Christmas Eve. Familiar dishes such as