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This message was passed to the Sinhalese King when the Portuguese first arrived at the island now known as Sri Lanka in 1505: “They wear iron clothes, eat white stones, drink blood and have sticks...

Silves has a history that stretches back to the Paleolithic age! There are several menhirs present in the area that attests to this fact. The town itself was probably founded by the Romans when...

Vila do Bispo is a small pretty town west of Lagos with narrow streets and typical whitewashed Algarvean houses surrounding the main 16th century church with a museum containing some interesting...

Tavira is a coastal city in the Algarve, southern region of Portugal, famous for its Moorish architecture. Fondly called Venice of Algarve, the city lies across the river Gilao that meets the...

The 59th Street Bridge

The tourist boat trip around Manhattan Island is one of the highlights of any visit to New York City. On a dull humid July day, we joined 100 excited American...

For a change of scenery during the Algarve’s occasionally windy, wet winters why not try the Caribbean? Helga and I did recently and had a marvellous time.

We visited St. Martin, one of the...

It is no secret that Greek yoghurt with honey and warm bread straight from the bakery makes the ideal breakfast when in Crete – a repast which can be further enhanced by delicious local apricots...

On Piste

Grandvalira, Andorra

If you're a fan of tax havens or winter sports, it's likely that you have already heard of this small principality buried between north-eastern Spain...

After more than 120 years playing host to Madeira’s most illustrious visitors, Reid’s Palace continues to be one the world’s most emblematic hotels

William Reid had a vision of the most...

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