Eating Tapas by the Beach in Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is famed for its party scene and being one of Tenerife’s main tourist hubs along the southern coast. I tend to avoid anywhere that is filled with British-like pubs playing football and serving chicken nuggets but Los Cristianos is different. Los Cristianos has sentimental value to me. A couple of years ago, this… Read More

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Treacherous Road to Casa del Vino

It has been a successful morning of exploring Teide National Park. After soaking up the beautiful surroundings, it was now time to wind down with some wine tasting at Casa del Vino which literally translates to ‘The House of Wine’. Lewis and I loved sampling natural wines in Kefalonia at a vineyard called Sclavos wines.… Read More

Monday, 9 September 2019

Exploring Magnificent Teide National Park

When I booked my flight to the volcanic island of Tenerife, there was one stand-out destination that I knew I needed to visit. It had dominated my bucket-list for years, ever since I saw it plastered over post-cards in tacky souvenir shops. The iconic landscape didn’t make it onto the reverse of Tenerife’s old currency,… Read More

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Our Luxury Villa in The Mountains in Tenerife

I never imagined that I would stay anywhere like this. I stood at the foot of our huge villa which was sprawled out in front of me for as far as my eye could see. This land was ours for the weekend. I almost felt like Simba looking out over the pridelands. Everything the light… Read More

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The Proposal in Tenerife

I knew Lewis was going to propose. The exact extent of my involvement is quite funny, mostly because everyone thought I was oblivious to what was going on around me. The first hint that something was amiss was when Lewis was driving me home after an evening at my mum’s house. He couldn’t stop grinning… Read More

Friday, 23 August 2019

Kefalonia, I Love You!

The sun reached its peak in the sky before slowly crawling to the west. This afternoon, we’d be following the dying trails of the sun over to the west peninsular in Kefalonia. However, before we left the east coast altogether, I wanted to have one last stop-off to allow this part of the island to… Read More

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Why Melissani Cave Left Me Feeling Disappointed

I remember sitting at home and browsing on my laptop for things to do in Kefalonia. Although I don’t tend to do that much planning before visiting a place, I do like to have a basic idea of the best spots to visit. An image of a vibrant cyan cave caught my attention. The water… Read More

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Discovering Drakopoulata: The Abandoned Village Frozen in Time

I sat up curiously from my seat around our indoor dining table. In the distance was the unmistakable chorus of bells and each second their chiming got louder. What on earth? The frenzied jingling was accompanied by a thrumming of hundreds of hooves. I made my way to the window and threw open the shutters.… Read More

Monday, 19 August 2019

Exploring Old Farsa: One of Kefalonia’s Ghost Towns

I stood gazing up at the towering wall of stone in front of me. Spindly trees, their branches void of leaves, grew out of the rockery at obscure angles, dangling over the broken road below where I was awkwardly stood. I shifted my clammy feet which slipped in the pools of sweat that had formed… Read More

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Untangling the Mystery of the Assos Ruins

I’d endured a turbulent night in Kefalonia. After being struck down by a mystery fever, I had struggled to get so much as a wink of sleep and arose the next day feeling groggy and disorientated. I was so confused that I had convinced myself that my computer was struck down with a virus and… Read More

Wednesday, 14 August 2019