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A Users Guide To Romantic and Trouble Free Travel

October 17, 2018

The weather, the cleanliness, the low crime, the new gleaming modernness and multicultural diversity found here are all well and good, but they speak of a cosy domicile and not a wonder of the world.

March 5, 2018

The chambermaids were a flurry, busily dirtying sheets and smearing tobacco on the bedroom walls ready for the new guests, while handymen loosened taps and lifted carpet.

February 9, 2018

Now, under normal circumstances this would be just fine, although the sight of a skeleton slouched in a garden chair clutching a Samsonite carry-on and an empty bottle of Valpolicella on their bony lap was disconcerting to say the least.

November 6, 2017

Northern Europeans arrived in force to help out with their holiday cash as best they could, happily sun drunk amongst the bougainvillea and bouzoukis

September 19, 2017

I muttered "Father, indeed" under my breath, as I wandered off to play boule, hoist up my trousers to nipple height and light my pipe out of the wet, cold wind.

September 13, 2017

The Alhambra itself is a must visit. To come here and to not go would be just plain silly. To go and not take a hat would be even sillier.

August 30, 2017

Flight and airport lounge time might be better spent Googling Charlemagne than gargling Champagne and asking for a Turkish coffee in Greece might not make for the best cup you've ever tasted.

August 7, 2017

The scariness of the drive shouldn't actually detract you from the beauty itself.... After all, the only cars and buses that go careering over the precipitous edge are those driven by holiday makers.

August 2, 2017

Just a quick one as I've been getting a lot of questions about searching for accommodation on AirBnB but then contacting the owners direct for a better price etc. 

Firstly, this isn't only about AirBnB. It also works with, and any other page whe...

July 26, 2017

... and I don’t care what part of Naples the chef comes from, unless he’s grating black truffle, Angel Dust or Monica Bellucci over the top of my Linguini, it’s just not worth it.

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