Riding the Trans Siberian Railway across Russia

Riding the Trans-Siberian Express across Siberia

The Republic of Buryatia, Russia. June 2019. The Trans-Siberian Express was delayed and no one was quite sure when it ...
Rare Don PX wines from Spain

A million dreams and a rare Don PX wine from Spain

In beautiful Spain last week, I found rare vintages of a special wine called Don PX. I'd spent the morning ...
The best place to find black truffles and to buy truffles in Spain.

What truffle hunters eat in Spain

The other day, we drove for over two hours along winding country roads to have lunch with truffle hunters in ...
Hunting for black truffles in Mora de Rubielos in Spain

Hunting for black truffles with the King of Truffles in Spain

What an experience it was, to go hunting with the man regarded as the King of Black Truffles of Spain ...
Jamon and cheese for lunch at the Finca La Estacada winery in La Mancha in Spain

Lunch at a winery in the real Spain

  It was a great start to a visit to the less trodden region of Aragon in Spain. I'd landed ...
Luxury Villa for rent in Umbria, Italy

My beautiful villa in Umbria

What makes for a great vacation? Two weeks in a villa in Umbria, with simple food, warmth of family, and small-town laughter ...
The beaches of Brunei: The best place to go for a weekend away from Manila

The best place to go for a weekend

One of the best places to go for a weekend away from Manila is Brunei. This almost sounds like a joke, ...
Vorontsov Palace, The most beautiful palace in Crimea

The most beautiful palace in Crimea

Last year, I journeyed to Crimea to visit the palaces of Imperial Russia. This was when I encountered the home ...
The best restaurant in Vladivostok for seafood

The best restaurant in exotic Vladivostok

On my recent holiday in Russia, we were determined to find the best restaurant in Vladivostok. We looked at all ...
The best restaurants to eat the famous Kamchatka crab of Russia

The famous Kamchatka crab of Russia

I recently traveled to the exotic Russian Far East to discover the best places to eat the famous Kamchatka crab ...
Style and sophistication at a luxury boutique hotel in Vladivostok

A stylish hotel in Russia’s Wild West

Last night I arrived in Vladivostok expecting only Russian wilderness. Instead I found style and sophistication in a luxury boutique ...
Ghosts in England

Hunting for ghosts in England and Scotland

When it comes to ghosts, Scotland and England seem to take the lion's share of haunted experiences. They really seem ...
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