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Can Scotland Save Its Hairy Highland Cows?

I first encountered a Highland Cow in a lonely field in Orkney - and my first thought was, “Oh, hello. What are YOU doing here?” He wasn’t the only cow ...

It’s Definitely Called Coriander – Except When It Definitely Isn’t

In my second term at University, I was a little desperate to make some new friends, so I started cooking Cypriot food.  I did this for three reasons: I didn’t ...

Warm Thoughts On Warm Places

Greetings from Thailand! Last week, we talked about the joys and pleasures of travelling to wintry spots in the winter. But given that I have chosen to build my home ...

An Overview of Our Europe’s Best Christmas Markets Trip for 2024

Greetings and best of the season from Ubud, Bali! I hope you’re all tucked away in your slippers, Slanket, or climate of choice with a good book or bingeable series ...

A Traveller’s Tradition (2023 Edition) & Happy New Year!

Greetings and happy new year from Ubud, Bali! The thing I like most about New Year’s is the opportunity it gives us to look back and forward. I gave up ...

Sweden’s Giant Goat Has Survived Burning, Shooting And Kidnapping. Can It Now Fight Off The Birds?

Imagine, if you will, that you’re a 40-foot tall goat in Sweden, desperately just trying to survive Christmas without something really terrible happening to you.  I know, this isn’t one ...

Being Here Now How Local Adventures Help You Travel Better

A week before Christmas, I stepped outside on a cold, grey, windy day and walked to the train station. It’s a route I’ve now taken well over a hundred times ...

A Feedback Request For Oz

Greetings from Melbourne, Australia! I'm still here Down Under, moseying around and gathering ingredients for a 2025 Australia program. It's been some years since I last visited and I'm quite ...

How French Is Crème Brûlée? (And Hey, Why Should We Care?)

My first experience of crème brûlée was born of desperation.  I was working in a kitchen at the time (my side-job, when I was a student) and because of an ...

Culinary Travel and Antarctica

Greetings from Thailand! By the time you read this, I’ll have just made it back to my little refuge on the island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. ...

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