Monthly Archive:: June 2010

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Back from the volcano – Vesuvius

Thursday 15th April was our day for visiting Vesuvius. We drove the hire car up the volcano’s flank as far as we could go and then walked up a steep path towards the crater rim. The clouds drifted away, the sun appeared briefly and in the distance

Unspoiled jewels in the mid-Atlantic

The Azores, a group of nine small islands in the middle of the Atlantic, are surely amongst Europe’s finest hidden gems. In a packed three days in May, I was able to sample enough of what these beautiful, green islands have to offer to make me want