Monthly Archive:: August 2012

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Stay cool at the International Ice Cream Festival in Sicily

Cefalu on Sicily’s north coast is a popular place to visit at any time of the year. A short drive from Palermo, it boasts fine golden beaches and a old town that dates back to the days of Norman conquest, over 900 years ago. The city is

Cyprus and the world’s oldest wine

  At the end of a fine meal in Cyprus you may be offered a glass of Commandaria dessert wine. While the ‘olde worlde’ style label hints at the amber-coloured wine’s rich history, it might surprise visitors to learn that this is in fact the world’s oldest

August’s Sunvil Supper Club – Karlaby Kro’s Berry Pie

Learn how to make Swedish Berry Pie, from an authentic Swedish recipe from Karlaby Kro Hotel with the Sunvil Supper Club.

On the Olympic trail in Greece

Despite the worst predictions and general anxiety of Londoners, the 2012 London Olympics have proved to be a huge success. In a country where sporting passion is normally confined to football it was quite a sight to see large crowds getting carried away with excitement at such

Pico and the whales: from harpoons to zoom lenses

The relationship between the Azorean island of Pico and the sperm whales that pass through its cool waters goes back a long way. It was here in the 18th century that English and later American whaling ships would call during their missions to capture whales and harvest

Walking in Portugal: the Rota Vicentina

Portugal may not be the most obvious European walking destination, yet a recently opened trail may be about to change that. Here’s a short trailer that does a great job in showing just what you can experience on the Rota Vicentina in the coastal Alentejo region: It