Monthly Archive:: June 2013

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Malmöfestivalen – a party where everyone is invited

“I am Malmöfestivalen – a warm, friendly and sustainable festival and I have taken the city of Malmö for a wild dance one week every year since 1985” So says the website of Malmo’s annual mega-party, which has been welcoming visitors and locals alike for almost 30

São Miguel – a nature lover’s El Dorado

As our hotel is set amidst the sprawling 12.5-hectare Terra Nostra Botanical Park, we hit the ground running on our first full day in São Miguel with an extensive tour of the parkland. Our senses were fully tantalised by the vivid colours and scents of the scores

June’s Sunvil Supper Club: Caldo de Peixe from The Azores

This is one of the most famous Azorean dishes “Caldo de Peixe” from Pico Island. Caldeirada de Peixe as it’s also known is a fish stew (a mixture of fish or seafood in broth and/or bread). The proximity of the sea is reason enough for fresh fish

Driving around Naxos

Take a drive around Naxos and the first thing that will surprise you is just how big the island is. Part of the Cyclades group of islands, with Mykonos to the north and the volcanic crater of Santorini to the south, Naxos appears on a map to

Santorini and a million-dollar walk

  The view over the caldera from the main towns on the island of Santorini is quite rightly considered one of the world’s finest. Look out over the sea at the circular chain of high cliffs and it is mind-blowing to consider that the entire area in

Strong heritage and strong coffee: 24 hours in Chania

In the short drive from Chania airport to the town centre, my taxi driver beeped his horn at least five times. Not to alert other drivers of his presence or as a rude outburst, but simply to say hello to the other people on the road. “It’s

10 Fest Gastronomic Festival – Azores

If you enjoy sampling food from the world’s top chefs at very reasonable prices in a beautiful setting, this one’s for you. June 20th sees the start of the second annual 10 Fest Gastronomic Festival in the Azores. It’s run by the Portuguese School of Tourism and

Leaves from a Greek Village

The unusual story of Martinis Cottages in Fiskardo, Kefalonia In 1958 an Irish couple, Beatrice and Alec Reid, arrived by boat in Kefalonia. They made their way to the norther tip of the island where they discovered and fell in love with Fiskardo. The people of the