Protests, Pintxos and the Premium Alsa – Part One

In my opinion travel books are the most interesting and enjoyable books you can buy. Some of my favourite travel authors include Bill Bryson books (except ‘HOME’), Tony Hawks’ (Round Ireland with a fridge) and Hemingway (The sun also rises is a particular favourite). Reading about others’ experiences of other countries drives a desire in…

Holiday check lists

My only holiday so far this year was, as always, to Spain. Having been in Spain a lot I find that I encounter, daily, the same dilemmas over and over again. Learning a foreign language is something I think everyone should do, going abroad we lazily expect that where ever we go that they have…

Festival of Sant Joan, Cuitadella

The pub on the corner of the narrow Calle I was walking down sounded like happy hour had reached its climax. The locals were up on tables, singing loudly from windows and shouts of ‘Ole’ rang out from inside. Walking closer, the crowd at the entrance separated and an eight foot black horse with its…

Anti-gay Bill strikes again……Hey Bill, leave those gays alone!

I afforded myself a chuckle at today’s news that after passing an anti-gay bill, a Ugandan newspaper printed the “top 200” homosexuals. The bit I chuckled at was how do they rate them? Is there some kind of gaming xp points system in place where every intimate act gets you additional experience points? Holding your…