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. […]
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. […]
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… […]
“When you see the Crazy Boys you know you’re okay,” advised a grinning Rachid.
Almost anywhere else in the world, advice that included trying to find the ‘Crazy Boys’ would have had me grabbing an overpriced taxi back to the departure lounge. […]
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. […]