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Zalaszabar, Hungary

Rural Hungary is littered with little towns and villages that don’t seem to offer much by way of interest and entertainment until you venture off

Gangi, Sicily

Voted the most beautiful village in Italy in 2014, Gangi doesn’t have a village feel. From the minute you start the long, convoluted climb to

A town too often overlooked: Scicli, Sicily

We went to visit Scicli because of its fame as the location of Montalabano’s Vigata. But even if you’re not a Montalbano fan, it’s a

Chasing Montalbano: Scicli, Sicily

It took me forever to remember to pronounce Scicli as Sheekly and it’s not like I was short of teachers or correctors. Vigata was much

Chasing Montalbano: Donnalucata, Sicily

Montalbano likes the water. He likes to swim. And he likes to walk the beach. But looking at his place in Punta Secca and the

Chasing Montalbano: Punta Secca, Sicily

In July 2019, one of my favourite men in the whole wide world died. Italian Andrea Camilleri created the character Salvo Montalbano and when Camilleri

Malta: Criminals, caves, and cart ruts

I’m not a great fan of caves. I may well have overdosed on them when we were in Georgia a few years back, but I

Great Expectations of the Hunguest Palota Lillafüred

‘Blessed is she who expects nothing, for she shall never be disappointed’ is a motherism that I think I’ve taken to heart. When I went

Night Walking Tour of Budapest

Just days before our gift voucher expired, we decided to book a city walking tour of Budapest with Mysterium Tours. It was a miserable, wet

Kilkenny and its hens, stags, and cats

Ireland has five official cities: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford. By official, I mean administrative. Kilkenny, usually referred to as a city, is an

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