Canadian Culture; Encounter with a First Nation

The opportunity to visit the Gitga’ at, First Nation in the Great Bear Rainforest community of Hartley Bay in British Columbia. Canada was too good to pass up. So after a morning spent catching chinook salmon I hopped into another boat and took the trip to the village of 160 people. Every member of the nation which totals around 1,000 …

Postcard from the backstreets of Arnaia, Greece

The village of Arnaia in the Macedonian region of Mount  Athos in Greece is appears to be as a traditional Greek village might be envisaged. Attractive and colourful houses line the main street and the little nooks and crannies of the town. Pastel blues and deep terracotta hues can be discovered without too much searching. Narrow streets, with little or …

Villages & Hamlets – Favourite Travel Destinations

Villages are small townships and one of those evocative words, which can conjure up specific images in most of us. Small attractive homes, often built in traditional stone, maybe just a public house or restaurant and a village store, this charm is attractiver to all. Those of us in the United Kingdom can identify with the small rural communities portrayed …

Postcard from Najac; a French ‘beautiful village’

There is something special about the villages of France, many are so lovely they are included on an actual list of France’s most beautiful villages. Maybe only France could have an  Association “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” but just visit a few and it is becomes obvious they have plenty to shout about. Najac in the Aveyron is a …