Authentic Algarve: there’s more to the costa than golf and resorts

There are still places in southern Portugal where there are more flamingos than tourists, and rural traditions are part of the fabric of life

2016 Travels – Tip 17 – French Hotels – Part 1

The hotels I have stayed in so far have been a mixed bunch. The Hotel Boquier in Avignon is superb; it is close to the station and about 15 minutes from the Pope’s Palace. The hotel is down a side street and is very quiet. The continental breakfasts were excellent. The Mistral in Montpellier isContinue reading “2016 Travels – Tip 17 – French Hotels – Part 1”

2016 Travel – Tips 10 – Food in Avignon

On a day when I managed to get to Carcassonne from Narbonne on the train even though my reserved seat was in a carriage that wasn’t part of the train I thought I would write about some happier experiences. Food in Avignon. I would recommend the following: Bar Grille – 26 Place de l’Horloge, 84000Continue reading “2016 Travel – Tips 10 – Food in Avignon”