Spain

Scenes From Santa Cruz Carnival, Tenerife

February 25, 2012 Jack 0

It’s almost over; 12 days of hanging out with queens, both of the carnaval and drag variety, partying at parades and being wowed and occasionally shocked by some of the fancy dress costumes that have passed our eyes during carnival on Tenerife – it’s been a total blast. […]

Spain

Peace, Love and a Carnival Queen, Man

February 24, 2012 Jack 0

Carnival is surreal at the best of times but the gala for the election of the Santa Cruz Carnival Queen in Tenerife ramped up the whole ‘have I just dropped a tab of acid’ feel to new levels. […]

Asia

First Impressions of Mumbai

February 13, 2012 Jack 2

It would take something incredible to distract from a plane load of passengers that were behaving as though this were a bus journey from one village to another. People milled about completely ignoring ‘fasten your seat belt’ signs… […]

Costa Brava

An Artist’s Impression of Salvador Dalí

February 9, 2012 Andy 0

…from the moment we enter the small room and Antoni Pitxot introduces us to Edward James, the stuffed, white Polar Bear decked in necklaces in whose right paw the table lamp that lights the hallway is held aloft… […]

Porto

The 10 Best Things to Do in Porto

February 2, 2012 Jack 1

Just like things to see in Porto, there are multitudinous activities in the city to keep even those with low boredom thresholds amused, entertained and interested… […]

Food and drink

Food, Restaurants and Eating Out in Porto

February 2, 2012 Andy 4

It’s considerably cheaper to eat out in Portugal than it is in much of the rest of Europe and even though Porto is the country’s second city, paying the bill is a painless experience in all but the most exclusive establishments. […]