Tenerife: The Day I Drove Up A Volcano

To a naturalist, the Canary Islands are pretty much a dream. My mother once told me that the true test of a relationship was hanging wallpaper together. But having returned from the fantastic Canary Islands, I can go one better: we rented a car in a foreign country and survived. In fact, we had a blast. We were cruising the islands of Macaronesia, which are […]

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Faces of Madeira: the Mercado dos Lavradores

Morning in a Madeira market First-time travellers sometimes over-plan. I know I used to; there’s a real security in knowing exactly what you’re going to do when you arrive in a new place. And there is genuine risk in spontaneity: there’s so little time when we travel, and the last thing you want to discover is that you missed something great because you hadn’t done […]

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