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Talisker distillery, Isle of Skye

Brawls and beauty: New Year on the Isle of Skye

We must have been mad to visit the Isle of Skye in December. It took the best part of two days to get there, driving on slow, winding roads and – on our particular trip – navigating through absolutely filthy weather. I’m talking sheeting…

19 February, 2016
Warrior dead, Dia de Los Muertos

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca: A post mortem

Being in Mexico for Day of the Dead, or Día de Los Muertos, had been on my bucket list for such a long time that by the time we landed in Oaxaca for the festivities, I couldn’t quite believe it was going to happen.…

23 November, 2015
Purple house

The colours of Guanajuato

Guanajuato is beautiful. It’s a picture-postcard city full of colonial buildings, open plazas and romance, all stitched together by a network of steep cobbled alleyways that pose a serious challenge to the elderly, the high-heeled, the unfit and the drunk (no comment). But it’s…

29 October, 2015
Cafe Santo
Grub & Graffiti Guanajuato

Sounds of Mexico: part 2 – Cinco Pesos Los Tamales

If you head across Guanajuato’s San Francisco square in the late afternoon and walk towards the Venetian-style bridge that arches across from Cafe Santo, you’ll have a good chance of hearing the ‘Cinco Pesos Los Tamales’ guy long before you see him. I didn’t really know what…

23 October, 2015