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Cáceres (way out west)

Cáceres may not be so well-known to the average traveller as, say, Seville or Barcelona, but it is certainly a place that rewards those intrepid voyagers who are prepared to go that extra mile. It is a city characterised by numerous old palaces, endless archaeological exhibits, and the unique Moorish underground water deposit (the “aljibe”) with it’s 16 arabic vaulted arches. Read more

The Basque Language

I don’t know if there is a Basque-language edition of Scrabble, but there really should be. Without some adjustment to the scoring system and the numbers of each letter, the game would become impossible. When you’re up in that area, if you see words liberally peppered with t’s, x’s, z’s and k’s; that’s Basque! Read more

Why We Keep Coming Back to Puerto Pollensa

Sarah Scott explains the allure of Mallorca for her young family. Read more

Getting it Wrong (so very wrong!) in Spanish

Spanish is quite an easy language to learn for a native English speaker. It’s not without its pitfalls though, so let’s enjoy a few blunders committed in the name of International Relations. Read more

5 Lasting Memories of Haute-Savoie

It’s official – its ski season. Many Brits are packing up their salopettes, bound for the slopes with their skis over their shoulder and SPF lip balm in their back pocket. Many will be heading for Geneva, which serves as a hub airport for connections to the ski resorts. Read more

Madrid – A Visit

An often repeated proverb dating back to the Renaissance says, with a little exaggeration, ‘Madrid, nueve meses de invierno, tres meses de infierno’ (Madrid, nine months of winter, three months of burning hell). In August the temperature averages 30ºC while in winter it can fall several degrees below zero. Although the saying is exaggerated, the continental climate in the middle of the peninsula and the altitude of Madrid at 646 metres above sea level certainly does make for an extreme climate. Ideally the best times of the year to visit are between April and June and September to October, Read more

6 Reasons To Take The Kids To Normandy

Normandy is a fantastic place to visit with a family. Without having to travel vast distances you can experience a real change in culture, taste the delights of the French cuisine and experience local traditions. Read more

Brexit – Bad for Travellers?

EU flagIf only we could capture all the hot air being expended by the In and Out camps, we could all warm our houses for nothing. Already we have heard plenty of sound-bites and read lots of cleverly-worded hyperbole, but few offer any reasoning to support their position. Read more