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London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries

December 11, 20141 Comment

London is one of the worlds great capital cities.  We had the good fortune of living there for a number of years and while there managed to sample all London has to offer.  In reality most visitors get just a few days to explore some of the delights on offer.  If museums, history an architecture are […]

Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

March 4, 20140 Comments

Costa Brava is part of Catalonia and stretches from the French border down to Blanes, its most southern resort where the Costa Brava becomes part of the sprawl of the Barcelones comarca. If you think of the Costa Brava the first thing  that usually springs to mind is the popular package tour  resorts of Lloret […]

An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

November 14, 20130 Comments

The good news is this post will not be as long as the Tolkien novel, but is sprinkled with a little mysticism and an unexpected treat. One of the great things about travelling long term is that when strange opportunities arise you are almost always in a position to say yes.   This happened to us […]

France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath

October 1, 20130 Comments

We are lucky to have friends who live in the Languedoc and they were kind enough to look after us for a while at the end of June.   We know the area well as we owned our own villa in the region for many years before we set off travelling long term.   While here we […]

My Travel CV – La Carmina

September 25, 20130 Comments

I’m La Carmina, and my world revolves around travel and subcultures. You might have seen me as a guest host on Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel), World’s Weirdest Restaurants (Food Network) and other TV programs, including The Doctors and The Today Show. I’m the author of 3 books on Japanese pop culture and food – for […]

Guide to Ceret Feria: Part Two

September 10, 20130 Comments

We covered the basics of the Ceret Feria in our first post,  in this one we move to the adult entertainment, looking at what’s on offer to get you tipsy and some fashion advice for dressing to impress at this Catalonian festival. The Feria for Adults There were sixteen bands listed in the official programme this […]

Your Guide to the Ceret Feria: Part One

September 5, 20132 Comments

Your Guide to the Ceret Feria Ceret is normally a relatively sleepy town perched close to the border between France and Spain.  For a few days a year the place is transformed as thousands of revellers pour into it streets along with a few bulls and horses for the annual Feria. The celebrations span the […]

Gay Bars and Beaches in Mykonos

August 23, 20130 Comments

Gay Mykonos and a few other sights In our last blog we talked about how difficult it is to visit this island on a budget.  We decided not long after arrival that we would throw caution to the wind and ease open our purse strings for a fun packed time here instead of trying to […]

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