“What is the most annoying sound in Edinburgh? Clue: it has nothing to do with football or rugby. You got it? No? Okay, another clue: it can be heard during the day and night? Anything?”Read more ›
Articles by: David J. Constable
An inveterate traveller and austere gastronome with an unhealthy obsession with Scotch eggs, David's writing is acerbic and often satirical, covering travel, food and culture. A proud Englishman, David enjoys Earl Grey, toffee ice-cream and a fitted tweed jacket. He’ll try anything once, so long as it tastes good.
“Wishbone is a new fried chicken and wings restaurant, the newest addition to the now uber-cool Brixton Village, which takes its residency underneath the rail arches of the railway station.”Read more ›
“Beirut is a vibrant and colourful city attempting to emerge from troubled times. A mix of communities and subdivides speak Arabic, French, English and Armenian, across dozens of religions.” David J Constable reports…Read more ›
People do not travel to the Alps for a ‘holiday’. They never have. Ischgl’s tourism board know this, it’s why they use the slogan: “Relax. If you can.”Read more ›
“Parma is a city built on its food. It’s as important an association as Pizza Margherita to Naples and ragù alla bolognese to Bologna…” David Constable flies the flag for the city noted for its, err, ham…?Read more ›
Victoria Sackville-West lyrically wrote of the region, “This calm of husbandry, this redolent tilth. This terracing of hills, this vintage wealth.” David explores the luxury properties of Tuscany’s Castelfalfi…Read more ›