Burford in the Cotswolds
19 July 2012 | Places
◄ North-west of London and just beyond Oxford the town of Burford is regularly cited as one of the prettiest in England. Of course it’s well equipped with pubs, like any pretty English village or town, although it’s unclear why there should be a mermaid pub so far...
The Devil’s Picnic
7 March 2012 | Media
Taras Grescoe travels the world looking for banned or disapproved of drinks, foods and substances. So he goes through a meal via aperitif, crackers, cheese, main course, a smoke, digestif, dessert, herbal tea and finally (and very final) a one-time-only nightcap
14 November 2011 | Places
Maureen and I went to Jeju, the holiday island dangling off the southern end of the Korean Peninsula, for the World Trail Conference, a get together for walking trail organisers and administrators from around the world.
◄ with Suh Myung-sook
While we were in Jej...
4 May 2011 | Media
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela – the pilgrim trail across northern Spain, ending up in the north-west corner of the country – has become enormously popular in recent years. In fact it’s probably the country’s number one tourist attraction. Cover enough km on foo...
25 September 2010 | Places
The statistics show that Spain has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe. Wander the streets of Madrid in the evening and it would seem impossible. Catering to all those people in all those cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants should guarantee full employment,...