The quest to find the perfect Pastel de Nata

Europe Portugal

Landing in Lisbon, I decided to set myself the quest to find the perfect pastel de nata, Portuguese custard tart.

Surfing the Apple

Europe Portugal Surfing Travel

Discovering the joys of surfing this year has turned me into a wave chaser – and the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean water wasn’t going to stop me in Portugal.

Doors and windows – a photo gallery

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I have a bit of a “thing” for doors and windows – here’s a selection of the many I have photographed around the world.

Crossing borders in Cyprus

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip

The small island of Cyprus is cut in two with a UN controlled zone in the middle.

Falling asleep to the waves on the Karpaz Peninsula

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip

With no mosques or churches in sight, waves provide the only soundtrack to a night on the beach.

Lara Beach: worth the drive

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip

A drive off-road rewarded with a spectacular view.

A day hiking in Troodos Mountains

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip Walking

Forests sometimes evoke tails of dark evil, but the Kaledonia Trail of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus have a much more peaceful air.

Matchbox cars aren’t good for driving up mountains

Cyprus Europe Roadtrip

Leaving the humidity behind, the hills await... but the car isn't a fan of the steep winding roads.

Barefoot in Dubrovnik

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Croatia is a country getting by on self-sufficiency and kept afloat by tourism.

One week on a boat in Croatia

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A week of sun, swimming and sunsets on the Adriatic Sea.

Leaving Turkey behind isn’t easy

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Arriving with few expectations, I leave Turkey with a heavy heart already wondering when I will be back.