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We had never visited Felixstowe until a few weeks ago. Never even thought about visiting it (Im now a little ashamed to say). My knowledge of the town was based soley on the 80’s soap opera Triangle, set aboard a north sea ferry between Felixstowe and Gothenberg and starring the gorgeous Larry Lamb (check it out – it, or maybe...

I once visited Amsterdam as a student. My friend Max and I hitchiked there from Wolves Poly for a weekend. As the saying goes “the bits I can remember are unforgettable…”  Those bits were, namely; tall, friendly, beautiful people, a hazy place called Café Goa and the 24 hour VendorBurger machine… Fast forward to my next visit (more than) 25 years...

The recent “strange times” have provided us with a great opportunity for a 2 week house/petsitting assignment in Amble, Northumberland. We have come to love it here over the past few years; visiting family, spending Christmasses etc. We also wanted to spend more time in the “great outdoors”, so this was a dream gig! You may remember the blog we wrote...

The Taste of a Place – Tangier (Before I go any further, I feel I need to qualify what follows with this disclaimer, we were in Tangier for less than 24 hours, as it turned out. As such, this is a far from an exhaustive review; more a whiff of Tangier….)   I had long been intrigued by Tangier. It all started many...

Our latest guest blog is from Lucy Bywater with a focus on green travel and the city of Marseille. We’ve been travelling in France for family holidays for years – Brittany coast, the Dordogne, Alsace, Pyrenees, camping, cheap gites, a bit of cycling, kayaking. About six years ago we discovered Marseille which seemed to offer something a bit different for a...

Here's the next in our occasional series of Guest blogs. This time from Michael Wilson, aka "our man in Melbourne", aka, my Uncle Mick!!! Mick, a trained chef moved from Bedford to Oz well over 30 years ago.  He was my food hero, probably responsible for igniting my love of food and cooking.  I have such fond memories of numerous, wonderful meals at the home in Waterloo Road and on family holidays we shared together.  I remember the parents used to spend many wine fuelled hours talking about opening a restaurant.  Unfortunately this never happened,  but my cousin Lucie has gone on to run several fabulous...

Yes, Lisbon is lovely, but Porto – well, it’s pretty much perfect, in our book! Here at Taste Adventures, we are big fans of second cities and Porto is one of our favourites.  We visited it for the first time, last year and having enjoyed it so much, returned a few short weeks later, hungry for more… Not only is the city...

Tucked in the very dry south eastern corner of Spain, amidst what is known as the “Mar del Plastico” or “sea of plastic”, (basically miles of greenhouses), Almeria gets overlooked by many overseas visitors, who fly into the airport and head straight on to the nearby costas. We first became acquainted with this small and friendly city, several years ago when...

We began our tour of Valencia as we begin most town and city tours; by heading straight to the Central Market. This gives us a feel for the city and its people – there is something so interesting about seeing what local people are buying and eating. Also, it usually a good focal point and a means to orientate yourself...

My Girona (Or my 8 top reasons to visit this city) I’m a big fan of second cities. This Is Barcelona’s little sister and I have to say, I really like this city. It’s small, it’s welcoming and seems to be largely unspoilt by mass tourism. With its shadowy web of cobbled streets and medieval buildings, to its ochre coloured modernist mansions. From...

This guest blog is written by our friend David Marshall - pictured below with Kety. David and Kety have been our good friends for many years, they’re experts in all things Croatian and lovers of good food, wine and company!  If you too have a love for a country, region, specific dish or type of cooking and would like to share it...

I am very lucky to have family who relocated to this small and friendly seaside town on the Northumberland heritage coast a few years ago…Although I miss them very much, it’s a perfect excuse to make the regular pilgrimage, not only to see them, but to dine heartily on the fantastic seafood bounty of this proud, seafaring town. Amble, recently voted...

Taste of a place – County Clare Brian has the great fortune of hailing from the fabulous County Clare (“God’s own county” – don’t you know!), on the west coast of Ireland. Having friends and family there, we are fortunate to make regular trips home and of course, sample all the best that the area has to offer…. Whenever we visit Brian’s...

I have a confession – For many years, I had heard about, read about and had seen with my own eyes, the popularity of the fish and seafood “Marisqueria/Freidura” eateries in Cadiz province. I learnt that fried fish is the speciality of Cadiz, but even so, it took me a long time to venture into one…. At this point, I must...