Monthly Archive:: April 2012

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The downside of flying on no-frills flights…

I haven’t flown on either Ryanair or easyJet for quite some time. I always avoid Ryanair because I object to the way its passengers are treated. As far as I am concerned, this airline makes a sport of demeaning its clients and of using every trick in

Alentejo and an introduction to Portuguese seafood

Alentejo Coast The Alentejo region of Portugal is known for its flat plains dotted with distinctive cork trees and its pretty hilltop villages made up of white-washed houses. Yet many visitors come to the Alentejo to experience the region’s stunning coast. Stretching out from the south of

A night in the woods, Swedish style

‘Washing and cooking facilities are primitive’. You would expect to see such a comment on a negative Tripadvisor review, but it might surprise you to find these words on promotional material written by the owners of a property. Yet this unorthodox approach is exactly how the Kolarbyn

A secret shared – Karpenissi, Greece

One of the traveller’s great delights is to come across the unexpected in the midst of the familiar – to be taken by surprise by somewhere that is “just around the corner”. Karpenisi is just such a place. In the heart of Central Greece in the prefecture

Visiting Greece, meeting up with our reps – and the Nemean Games, 23rd June!

Our overseas representatives are the vital front-of-line, client-facing staff for Sunvil and its sister company GIC The Villa Collection.  Many have been with us for years.  Linda on Crete has worked in Chania for Sunvil for over 25 years – Monty Don was filmed doing her job

New Adventures in Costa Rica

  This was my first trip to Central America let alone Costa Rica.  I was excited at the prospect of travelling to this diverse yet compact country. I wasn’t to be disappointed…   After a late night arrival in San Jose I was ready the following day