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The magazine for the eating drinking traveller

24 Oct 2019

Ocoa Bay is the only vineyard in the Caribbean. Found in Azua about one and a half hours from the Dominican Republic’s capital Santo Domingo, its position between the Central Mountains and the sea has a dry climate perfect for cultivating grapes.  I sampled a lovely Temparillo followed by  a French Colombard of a quality to satisfy any connoisseur.

Maria Claudia and Guillermo Mallarino left careers as oncologists in the USA when they fell in love with this location.  ‘We noticed vines growing in gardens’ says Maria Claudia ‘The climate is the same as California so it seemed natural th...

18 Apr 2019

 image shows inside the Palazzo Bozzi Corso

I am just back from the gorgeous baroque city of Lecce in Puglia, right down in the heel of Italy. Even a couple of days there is enough to explore the winding streets crammed with cherubs, gargoyles and gremlins grinning down from every glorious church. And then there is a fascinating Roman ampitheatre in the central Piazza Sant'Oronto which is just as busy  as it would have been in days gone by, these days packed with people enjoying the city's signature  caffe in ghiaccio con latte di mandorla (espresso with ice and almond milk) at the Caffe Alvino...

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Famous for its pink sands, turquoise ocean and of course that infamous triangle, the small island of Bermuda with its  quaint Englishness has a charm all of its own. And there is so much more to it th...

A visit to a Kenyan tea farm included an encounter with the local monkeys in a surprisingly English-looking country garden 

I'm taking afternoon tea in the garden of Kiambethu  Farm in Limuru, Kenya an...

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Reflecting on my recent  trip, I am struck by how affordable Luxembourg is. The Luxembourg Card gives free access to more than 60 museums and tourist attractions, a visitors’ booklet ident...

'Are you aligned with your dreams?' The invocation resonates around the circular temple, echoed by the beat of a shamanic drum. 'This is deep work. Everything is possible. We are going to go deep. I u...

In the Dark Horse in Leslieville, Toronto, locals are devouring butter tarts the size of their fists. If Canada has a national food, it is this, a hybrid creation that is part French tarte au sucre an...

The rainforest lodge is only accessible by water, so I approach by rowing boat, gliding across Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce from the former banana port of Golfito.  My guide Diego gesticulates wildly with...

Thailand has pulled out all the stops to make shopping an adventure, from the glitziest malls to the most rustic of night market.international visitors hungry for the 'next big thing'. Rod Fai, or 'Tr...

Some countries in Africa may be the home of safari, but Mozambique is becoming famous for its sea safari and the chance of see some of the world’s most iconic sea creatures. Whale sharks, manta rays,...

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