Inverness is one of my best loved cities anywhere. For many years the place where I worked and played, and got stuck in the wrong traffic lane. And on my recent visit, I made straight for my favourite spot.
An octogenarian riding a bicycle backwards is not the only unexpected gem in the Highland strath I stayed in recently. The real hidden treasure is the parkland golf course he and his family created on their farm beside the River
Of the many things to do and see in beautiful Porto, here are a few that were highlights for me. First, my accommodation. I slept here, er … not actually in their splendid stairwell, but at the Pão de Açucar
Pedro Chaminé da Mota delights in sharing the antique treasures in his extraordinary collector’s bookshop at 26 Rua das Flores, in Portugal’s medieval city of Porto. It was sheer serendipity that I found it while sauntering in the rain looking
Porto is an ancient city of artists, artisans and winemakers where the coffee is strong, locals drag on cigarettes while talking urgently into mobile phones, and camera-clad tourists argue over their street maps. Last week I did what I always