Exploring Palermo, Sicily – cooking with the Duchess

Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily, which sits nestled in the glistening Mediterranean just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” Palermo itself is home to Byzantine mosaics, frescoed cupolas, Arabesque domes, Italy’s biggest opera house and an increasing number of new-school eateries and bars. Flamboyant and feisty, up-and-coming yet still remaining […]

Tarragona – exploring one of Spain’s most beautiful under-the-radar cities

Last October, when the temperature was in the last throes of a typical long Mediterranean summer, Scott Balaam from our team embarked on a whirlwind tour of Spain exploring four cities by train in four days, one of these cities was Tarragona, a small but beautiful coastal city long overshadowed by Barcelona, its more famous neighbour. Here’s […]

Four cities in four days – a whirlwind tour of Spain by train

Aside from the good food, balmy climate and layers of centuries-old history, Spain is also home to a vastly underrated – and underused – railway system. The network reaches nearly all corners of the country, making it possible to explore Spain solely by public transportation and much of that at high speed. In the last […]