When travelling, I love getting off the beaten path and exploring hidden laneways, quite cobble stoned streets and remote villages. I like to discover new things and places where the locals aren't jaded by hoards of tourists. I like to eat at restaurants where the local villagers dine and the food is authentic and well priced. I like to stay at hotels and 'pensiones' designed and decorated in the typical style of the region and are full of character. There's something very rewarding about discovering a new place that isn't in all the tourist guidebooks.