It was a dozen kilometres north of today’s Porto Seguro that Pedro Álvares Cabral claimed Brazil for the Portuguese Crown on 22 April 1500. Note that I don’t say discovered Brazil. It’s not out of an overtly strong sensitivity about the Eurocentric word ‘discovery’, no. It’s because he simply didn’t. There had been at least […]
Best hotels I stayed in: Chez Sophie Santorini, Polikandia Folegandros, Grotta Naxos Best food: Milos, Mykonos, Syros. Best restaurants I ate in: Filippos Kea (grill), Baboulas Mykonos, Floisvos (Milos), Simos (Sifnos). Best single meal: Baboulas Mykonos (Mussels cooked in seawater is out of this world). Best view: Santorini caldera from Akrotiri (not from Oia). Best […]
Just a small selection of the many beaches of Paros, where I have been well and truly outbeached. There are no less than four Blue Flag beaches among the ones pictured below.