Monthly Archive:: August 2013

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August’s Sunvil Supper Club: Keftedakia me Tzatziki & Greek Salad

Greek food has had many influences over the years. Today it’s influenced by the surrounding Mediterranean with ingredients such as oils, herbs, fish, meats and cheese. The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is frequently used in most dishes. It is

Spotlight on wildlife: Manatees

Manatees are large, fully aquatic, seal-shaped mammals sometimes known as sea cows.  There are three accepted living species – Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee and the West African manatee.  Manatees are a migratory species and they tend to have a curious nature.  They can measure up

Illustrated Map: Cyprus – An Island for Golfers

Near year-round sunshine, charming villages and exciting coastlines – Cyprus is an incredibly welcoming place to go on holiday. Cyprus ticks virtually every box when it comes to holiday type and options. One of the specialist activity areas that is growing is golf. Whether in the hills

Highlights of Larnaca

Larnaca is the third largest city in Cyprus and although many visitors pass through its international airport, relatively view take the time to visit the many delights that the city has to offer. With a rich history going back over a thousand years it’s well worth taking

Spotlight on Wildlife: Bats

There are more than 1,100 species of bats.  It’s not unusual to spy a few of the furry creatures hanging from rafters or swooping around at night.  Despite vampire folklore, bats are not out to suck your blood and most are fruit eaters.  In fact only three

Volcano vacations in Europe

There are few sights in the world that can match the drama of an active volcano. Whether it’s spewing out a constant stream of lava or firing out red hot rocks at regular intervals, volcanoes have drawn tourists for many centuries, keen to observe nature at its

Spotlight on Wildlife: Caiman

The relatively small to medium sized spectacled caiman is the most widely distributed New World crocodilian, ranging from Costa Rica and Mexico in the north to Peru and Brazil in the south.  They are named after the bony ridge between the front of the eyes which appears

Water adventures in the Azores

Wild volcanic landscapes and rampant greenery offer plenty of great land-based activities for visitors on their Azores holidays. For many however the main attraction of the islands is the chance to get wet and enjoy an adrenaline rush by taking on one of the many water-based adventures

Illustrated Map: The Wine Growing Regions of Portugal

Europe is home to many of the world’s greatest wine growing nations and whilst France, Spain and Italy might be the first countries that spring to mind there are a whole host of others that produce some spectacular wines. Right now there are lots of exciting wineries

Spotlight on Wildlife: Anteaters

Anteaters are unique among land mammals in that they lack teeth and use a long, sticky tongue to slurp up ants and termites.   Anteaters are more closely related to sloths than they are to any other group of mammals.   Their habitats include dry tropical forest, rainforests, grasslands