Speeding across the frozen waters of a Lithuanian lagoon in a tiny ice yacht is not for the faint-hearted, as Nick Haslam discovers to his cost.
In Australia’s tropical north, tourism is a crucial business. And in recent years, the Aboriginal population has become increasingly involved in the industry, drawing on traditional knowledge gained over countless generations to provide visitors with a unique perspective on their ancestral lands. Nick Haslam reports.
Want to experience Spain’s most heart-stopping views, juiciest seafood and greediest nuns – without having to leave your room? Try an epic coastal train journey, says Nick Haslam.
Nick Haslam sailed to Santander to enjoy a narrow-gauge travel experience guaranteed to broaden the mind.
Freed from its Soviet past, this year’s European Capital of Culture has emerged as a happening hangout for lovers of baroque architecture, sophisticated shopping and the arts, says Nick Haslam.
As the Arctic winter draws in, farmers converge on the sparsely populated uplands of Iceland to round up sheep and horses that have spent the summer grazing there in a traditional activity that dates back more than 1,000 years. Nick Haslam reports.
Known affectionately as “The Food Valley,” one region of Italy above all others is praised for its outstanding cuisine. From pasta to Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar, Emilia Romagna produces some of the world’s best known Italian foods.
Beautiful unspoilt coves and villages dot the Costa Brava’s Cami de Ronda walking trail, which could explain why this stretch of Catalan coast has been such a draw for smugglers. Professional hiker Nick Haslam uncovers its secrets.
Taiwan’s indigenous peoples face an uncertain future as young people increasingly desert their villages in search of work and a more modern lifestyle in the cities. But, as Nick Haslam discovers, one tribe has found a unique way of ensuring its cultural practices and traditions maintain a high profile.
Published in Country Life January 2008 The tiny fields, each surrounded by tall windbreak hedges of pittosporum were like a series of wide chambers under the ceiling of a soft midwinter sky on St Mary’s, the largest island of Scilly. Stooping occasionally a group of pickers walked slowly along the rows of narcissi. “We are…