Winter hiking escape to the Serra de Tramuntana (Mallorca)

After a few turbulent months at the end of the year, I longed to escape the monotony of the long bleak British winter and seek out a few days of winter sun somewhere decidedly warmer. And so out of my reluctant hibernation I emerged to take off for a hiking trip up in the Serra … Continue reading Winter hiking escape to the Serra de Tramuntana (Mallorca)

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Trastevere and L’Orto Botanico (Roma)

During recent visits to Rome, it struck me just how noisy, chaotic and stressful a place the Italian capital seems to be - a palpable contrast to the laidback, hospitable and seductive face of Italy with which I have become so smitten. Whilst the city proudly possesses more of the world's most eminent monuments that … Continue reading Trastevere and L’Orto Botanico (Roma)