FORT TIRACOL in Goa

Imagine a picture-perfect little 17th century fort, with a picture-perfect little Portuguese-era church nestled inside its ramparts, the whole thing perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, and voilà, you have Fort Tiracol, in the extreme north of the Indian state of Goa. In other words, a darling, picturesque little …

Eating at Smith’s in Wapping

In London for my birthday, we decided to eat locally, and since we were staying in Shad Thames, the choice was lots of nice but a bit run-of-the-mill-and-not-special-occasion-y places. Or Smith’s. Smith’s it was. We walked across Tower Bridge and strolled along the river to Smith’s, a large, rather green, …