Uisge-beatha: Following the Scotch trail on Islay

Ever wanted to learn how to make whisky? Here's your chance. But what about uisge-beatha, you say? What does that mean? Read on, and all will become clear. We did a 4-day whisky tour of Islay, a small island in the Hebrides. The tour took [...]

Sailing and cooking in Sestri Levante

Is there a better start to the morning than a brisk sail in a fresh breeze? I don't think so. As I've mentioned here, here and here, there's much more to the Italian Riviera than Cinque Terre. So much more. Here's yet another little jewel. [...]

2017-11-01T22:46:14+01:0010 June 2015|Food and drink, Italy, Luxury travel|

Autumn in Munich

Last year, the girls and I spent a spring day in Munich, mostly enjoying the lively Marienplatz, and hanging about Viktualienmarkt, the wonderful farmers' market in the city centre. This time, it’s autumn in Munich, which means one thing: Oktoberfest. Or in our case, pre-Oktoberfest. [...]

2014-12-25T13:54:43+01:0016 October 2014|Food and drink, Germany, Seasonal, current|

World at a Glance: Lithuanian dessert

Today's curious quirk is dessert; a very alcoholic dessert in Lithuania, specifically. On a recent girl friend weekend break in Vilnius, we decided to visit the Television Tower, one of the tallest buildings in all of Eastern Europe, to get our bearings. The Television Tower [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:42+01:0010 March 2014|Food and drink, Lithuania|

World at a Glance: Maputo fish market

I was going through some old photos and this one from the fish market in Maputo brought a smile to my face. It's been about 15 years, gosh - yet I remember well wandering through this lively bazaar and chatting with these friendly, cheeky ladies. [...]

2014-10-25T10:20:01+01:0021 February 2014|Food and drink, Mozambique, People you meet|
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