Where the Jacaranda Grow

Views of my travels by Andy Orange

There is something very special about the beautiful jacaranda tree in spring. Not only the trees themselves, but the places where they grow - warm, sunny, often very close to beautiful scenery - green valleys, mountains - and also often very close to another of my passions. Vineyards. Well, not strictly the vineyards, more their produce. I love the lights, noise and smells of the city, the relaxation of a tropical beach, rolling countryside, the vibrant life along the riverbank. But if I had to settle somewhere, it would be one of the places where the jacaranda grow.

September 29, 2017

Dealing with a market trader or hawker in the UK is easy. He or she stands on a corner or behind a stall and shouts. If you aren’t interested, you just ignore him and he will shout at someone else.

But what about elsewhere in the world.

Brazil is really laid back. Th...

March 23, 2017

There is something about taking a flight that causes some normally intelligent and rational people to lose all senses when it comes to luggage.

What exactly does the average person need on a flight lasting perhaps 8 hours, maybe 10. (I am not talking here about the buck...

March 23, 2017

One of the great joys of travel, and indeed the culture of others whether abroad or at home, is food.

Whether it is the beautiful smell of garlic, basil and fresh bread emanating from a restaurant in Rome; local bread, cheese and wine in a street cafe in France; the hu...

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I am a lawyer, and I believe in what I do, but sometimes wish I could have made a living from travel, food or wine, or all three. But as I can't, I'll settle for writing about it.


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