Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hiring a satisficing car in Portugal – Part 2

Nov 30, 2015 |

Hiring a satisficing car in Portugal Part 2 So it came to be that we went to the Algarve three years in a row – a few years ago. I’m not a satisficing convert now, but have to agree that the second year our holiday was quicker to start, and better somehow. A great example of […more]

Dog Blog 10

Nov 28, 2015 |

Wed 25 Nov, Xylofagou near Ayia Napa: I set off (for what in fact proves to be) my final rescue visit at 9 in the morning, heading South toward Larnaca and then sweeping East towards Ayia Napa.  It’s a bright day and the motorway driving is easy and relaxed.  Mostly the land is flat with […more]

Dog Blog 9

Nov 28, 2015 |

Sat 21 Nov, Paphos: Having tried, and failed, the previous afternoon to locate the entrance to Paphiakos Animal Sanctuary, I return with renewed determination.  I study maps, take directions, drive round and finally I see the small unobtrusive entrance on Spyrou Kyprianou Avenue in the centre of the old town of Paphos (despite being a […more]

Travel Writing Practices

Nov 28, 2015 |

Back in the TKT Lab, Zoe and I often bemoan the lack of a single good book on how to write travel literature. Zoe is compiling and editing a collection of research papers on the subject at the moment (Roberts 2016). Of course, hidden away in collections and anthologies we have found a chapter by […more]

Dog Blog 8

Nov 28, 2015 |

Wed 20 Nov, Nicosia to Paphos via Troodos Mountains: After two days in Nicosia I begin my journey to Paphos and choose to go via the B9 motorway through the Troodos mountains, rather than the quicker A1.  I drive West, passing the old airport, and then sweep south, the mountains spread out before me, past […more]