Europe · Greece

Assos: Kefalonia’s most beautiful village

Many visitors to Kefalonia rush to Fiskardo, Kefalonia’s northern-most port encircling a picturesque harbour and the route onwards via ferry to Ithaca and Lefkada. In doing so, they miss one of the island’s real gems: the idyllic village of Assos. Cradled in a narrow isthmus that separates the mountainous mainland from an outcrop with a crumbling Venetian… Continue reading Assos: Kefalonia’s most beautiful village

Musings · Tips and Tricks

When not to book a cheap flight

Everyone loves scoring a cheap flight, and these days it seems there are more opportunities than ever to fly for a fistful of fivers. Nine times out of ten there are some serious strings attached however – whether that’s in the form of an extortionate charge for baggage, or an eye-wateringly early departure. Here are my… Continue reading When not to book a cheap flight

Asia · Thailand

Ao Nang, Railay Beach and the Four Islands – without the crowds

Ao Nang in the Krabi province is the jumping-off point for many of the Andaman Sea’s nautical attractions – including Railay Beach, the Four Islands, James Bond Island, Koh Phi Phi, and so on – which, by default, seemingly makes it one of the most ridiculously touristy spots in South East Asia. Ao Nang itself is… Continue reading Ao Nang, Railay Beach and the Four Islands – without the crowds