Monthly Archive:: November 2012

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Eating out in Cyprus – a meze affair

For most of us who like to visit foreign shores for our holidays, the evening meal forms one of the highlights of our travels. The opportunity to sample food that we can’t try at home is one that shouldn’t be missed and while variations of most dishes

Houseboat rental on Alqueva Lake

Glass of red wine in hand, I flicked off the light and we lay on our backs on the open deck. The boat bobbled in the gentle breeze, the night air just cool enough to need the warmth of a long-sleeved sweater. The moonless sky was dark

November’s Sunvil Supper Club – Samos Pumpkin Pita Pie

After our little trip to Sweden for last month’s Sunvil Supper Club, we’ve decided to go back to Greece and the beautiful eastern Aegean island of Samos. Over the centuries Samos has been autonomous, Persian, Roman, Ottoman and Greek which has left it, like many other islands

Whale watching in the Azores

In a previous post we looked at the long standing connection between the people of the Azores and the whales that swim in the islands’ surrounding waters. While the islands were a major focus of the world’s whaling trade in the 19th and early 20th centuries, in

Swedish Delicacies

I can safely say that in my five years of travelling to Sweden, and around Europe’s third largest country, I have never had a bad meal. The combination of fresh, local, seasonal and often ecologically sourced products, with gentle flavours and picture-perfect presentation has always left me

Koltur – a new national park in the Faroe Islands

It’s too small an island to justify a regular boat schedule. A helicopter stops by three times a week to deliver supplies (and presumably news) from the mainland. Yet for the two residents of Koltur, one of the smallest of the 18 main Faroe Islands in the