Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway

Yesterday, someone asked me what the English word for Pousada was. Google seems to think the direct translation is hostel, but that doesn't quite fit, certainly they may have the laidback hostel feel, but with the touch of family that comes with a bed & breakfast, and certainly at Pousada Sambaquis, also with lashings of … Continue reading Pouso Sambaquis, Ilhabela’s tropical hideaway


Food in Uzbekistan; what to expect.

Not famed for it's cuisine, I wasn't expecting much from Uzbek food, but overall it has generally been quite tasty. Very meat heavy, and carb loaded probably to help in the extreme winters, it's not a country for fussy eaters, but if you're open to trying new things you may be pleasantly surprised.  Horse Milk  An … Continue reading Food in Uzbekistan; what to expect.