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

This month, we decided to choose a recipe from Sweden for the Sunvil Supper Club. Here at Sunvil we’re really lucky to have a great relationship with the owners of Karlaby Kro Hotel in Skane, Sweden. The Karlaby Kro restaurant is recognised as a great place to eat in

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