Albufeira winter – Ferragudo to Albufeira – day 2

One of the nicest things about our hiking weekends is being able to feast like a king without feeling the slightest tinge of guilt. We might have enjoyed a fabulous meal (chicken in mango sauce) at Vimar Restaurante last night, but … Continued

Albufeira winter – Ferragudo to Carvoeiro

To say we were a little bit excited about our first weekend away this winter would be an understatement. And while we enjoy exploring new places, we were delighted to be returning to two of our favourite Algarve resorts – Ferragudo … Continued

Albufeira winter 2017-18: the first week

Well, we’re back in Albufeira after an absence of eight months and we couldn’t be happier, if only because the sun is shining, the days are warm and the dark, damp Welsh autumn already seems a million miles away (it’s … Continued

Exmoor – Lynton circular

Don’t ever be deceived into thinking places that look idyllic are necessarily filled with pleasant, peace-loving people. This morning we got a glimpse of the darker side of village life, i.e. the disdain some local people feel towards visitors, when Harri … Continued