Irresistible Iberian Food Dishes

1. Paella – a great local dish throughout Spain – this one from Spanish Pyrenees. Rich with seafood and saffron. Best enjoyed in home cooked fashion in a family run cafe. 2. Padron Peppers –  from Padron or nearby in Galicia, Spain. Not always in season. If you are lucky they will be chargrilled for just the right amount of time with added salt. A … Continue reading Irresistible Iberian Food Dishes

Australia’s Silver City Broken Hill – 6 unique things to do

Broken Hill is an old mining town with a current population of about 17,000. A gateway to Australia’s interesting outback scenery it is a much loved town popular with tourists and just as famous as a backdrop for films and artists as for its rich mining history. Here are 6 things which you can do at Broken Hill 1. Take a sunset walk and see the 12 … Continue reading Australia’s Silver City Broken Hill – 6 unique things to do

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Four: River Torrens Walk

Starting Point for this walk could be at any point from the city where you can see the river. Popular with  tourists, locals, walkers, cyclists and joggers, the full length of the River Torrens Linear Path extends all the way  from Henley Beach up to the Adelaide Hills. The great thing about this walk is that you feel close to nature and you can make … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Four: River Torrens Walk

Reflections on Portuguese Camino in May 2017

For me there are three distinct parts to doing a long walk. The first  stage is the planning and research which I always enjoy even if time consuming. The second stage is actually doing the walk which can be surprising and tough. The third stage is about processing the experience and using this to make future plans. Here are my impressions following the Portuguese Camino … Continue reading Reflections on Portuguese Camino in May 2017

Learning Holidays – 6 Ways to Enrich your European Travel Experience

Spending a few days or a few weeks to follow your passion or learn a new skill can transform a holiday into a life changing experience. Learning holidays are ideal for solo travellers and provide opportunities to connect with other travellers and a chance to fully immerse in a local culture. Here are 6 ways to enjoy a more holistic holiday experience. LEARN FLAMENCO IN … Continue reading Learning Holidays – 6 Ways to Enrich your European Travel Experience

How to spend a Day in Madrid Mostly for Free

Madrid is a laid back city which is not overly dominated by tourists and is compact enough to be able to walk to all major attractions. A really neat thing about Madrid is that there are many things to do which are either free or cost very little. Enjoy the Glorious Gardens in El Retiro and Walk Along Paseo del Prado – El Retiro is huge … Continue reading How to spend a Day in Madrid Mostly for Free

Portuguese Camino in May:Day Nine Final Day

Padron to Santiago de Compostela Since we started today’s walk from our accommodation 5 kilometres past Padron we had a walk of about 18 kilometres to our final destination, Santiago de Compostela. We would soon be joining hundreds of pilgrims walking from Porto like us (or perhaps from Seville or France or Germany or elsewhere) at  the finish of the pilgrimage in the heart of … Continue reading Portuguese Camino in May:Day Nine Final Day