Walking and Trekking in Iceland guidebook review

Title: Walking and Trekking in Iceland                    Author: Paddy Dillon Publisher: Cicerone/Latitude Press Ltd                            Price: £17.95 (UK) Climbers. scramblers, ski-mountaineers and trekkers will be familiar with the popular Cicerone guidebook series. They have enabled many outdoor enthusiasts to safely enjoy their activities for many years. I can remember spotting challenging lines with the help of well thumbed guides in climbing meccas …

Exploring stylish but quaint Agios Nikolaos, Crete

I have the unusual luxury of having plenty of time to explore the resort of Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete, Greece. Many trips involve racing around often attempting to fit as much into the visit as possible, with very little leisuretime. They are often roadtrips stopping off at several cities or towns, fitting in walking tours, visiting museums …

Postcard from a Marrakech street scene

Oranges are easy to find in Marrakech, in fact anywhere in Morocco. They grow in trees at the side of the streets, in train stations, parks and just about anywhere you look. The main square of Djemaa el Fna is flanked by stallholders selling freshly squeezed orange juice at an unbelievably cheap price. I always wondered where they collected their …