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November’s Sunvil Supper Club: Galaktoboureko (Milk Pie)

Milk pie comes in two forms, with filo pastry (galaktoboureko) or without (galatopita). They are originally country recipes, from the farm kitchens, where there was often a surplus of dairy produce. The name originates from the Greek word for milk – gala. This pastry version is a

Things to do in Norway while waiting for the Northern Lights

While the reason most winter visitors to northern Norway brave the chilly temperatures and long nights is to get a sighting of the mysterious aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), there is plenty to do in the region while you’re waiting for nature’s greatest light show to begin

A trip to the Azores

A guest blog by Andre Ashford. I was recently fortunate to visit three of the islands in the Azores on a familiarisation trip, hosted by specialist tour operator Sunvil Holidays. Where are the Azores? The Azores are situated approximately 1500km off the coast of Portugal, in the Atlantic

Algarve beyond the beach resorts

  While hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers flock to the Algarve every year, there’s a lot more to this region of southern Portugal than simply the great beaches for which it’s so well known. The towns and village of the Algarve offer a fascinating blend of history, culture and local

Birdwatching holidays in Cyprus

As the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus forms a natural resting point on the migration route between Europe to the north, and the Middle East and East Africa to the south. In fact around 200 different species of migrating birds pass through Cyprus on their long

Out to sea in a jangada – a traditional Brazilian fishing boat

Visit the North East of Brazil and you’ll have the opportunity to sail in a jangada – a traditional fishing boat which has been used in the region for hundreds of years. In fact, for what appears to be a simple vessel, the jangada has a remarkable

October’s Sunvil Supper Club: Skåne Kavring Bread (Rye Bread)

Despite the name and possibly even the bread, coming from Denmark, it has been baked in southern and western Sweden since the late Middle Ages. Kavring is baked, sold and eaten all year round. But the bread is especially associated with Christmas and also offers the opportunity

Visit Rome in 2016: The Holy Year of Mercy

The Vatican City in Rome is a magnet for international visitors throughout the year; even in the winter months you’ll find queues at the entrance to the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica. Thanks to a recent announcement by Pope Francis, next year promises to be busier than ever.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America

There are currently 121 UNESCO World Heritage sites across Latin America. Here, are some thoughts on 5 which really stand out. Iguaçu National Park – Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay A favourite of the Sunvil Team, the Iguaçu National Park is a realm of subtropical forest on the borders of Argentina,

Ikaria and the secret of a long, healthy life

Jamie Oliver shone a welcome spotlight on the Greek island of Ikaria recently, as part of his new Superfood series. He went to Ikaria to look at why the island has so many centenarians; indeed a person who has spent their life on Ikaria is more likely