Fez is often overlooked. Despite it being Morocco's former capital and its oldest imperial city dating back to the 9th Century, many tourists heading to Morocco looking for a whiff of exoticism only ever seem to get as far as Marrakech. But if you are interested in a more traditional and authentic Moroccan experience, then you really should head to Fez. Which is what Julian and I did on our recent trip to Morocco; flying into Casablanca (direct from Manchester) and taking the train to Fez.Read More
It's certainly not a hop, skip and a jump to get there. In fact it took a flight to Dublin, a two and half hour drive across Ireland to a small airstrip outside of Galway and an eight minute flight in a tiny plane. But the absolute beauty of Inis Meáin is in its remoteness. You really can’t go any further west in Europe. Next stop America.
It's certainly not a hop, skip and a jump to get there. In fact it took a flight to Dublin, a two and a half hour drive across Ireland to a small airstrip outside of Galway and an eight minute flight in a tiny plane. But the absolute beauty of Inis Meáin is ts remoteness. You really can’t go any further west in Europe. Next stop America.
Inis Meáin is the quietest of the three Aran Islands and at just 5km by 3km, with a mere 160 inhabitants, it’s small. So it’s remarkable to find a place like the beautifully designed Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites which, when you first see it up close, looks totally out of place. Then you realise its design makes it sit perfectly camouflaged amidst the ornate drystone walls.Read More
Mention you are heading to Naples for the weekend and people look at you with fear on their faces and come out with comments like: "Isn’t it dangerous?" or "I had some friends who went once and they felt very uneasy the whole time".
Poor Naples, it really does have a bit of a bad reputation. Yes, it’s chaotic, noisy and a little edgy in places, but it’s also captivating and in its own way quite beautiful. Let’s face it, the Italians definitely know how to do a good city and Naples, sitting in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, is no exception.Read More
Buenos Aires has a lot going for it. A cosmopolitan and culturally rich city, it combines European influences (it was rebuilt in the early 20th Century and modelled on Paris and Madrid) with true Latin atmosphere and a passion entirely its own.Read More