South America · Travel

Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Sambadrome

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is an extravaganza of colour, music, dance, costume and self expression. The city moves to a samba rhythm. Parties scatter the city for days in the lead up to the main event, The Sambadrome!   What is The Sambadrome? Located just West of Centro and North of Santa Teresa, in an… Continue reading Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil – The Sambadrome

South America · Travel

Rio de Janiero Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco

Brazil is home to one of the world’s biggest street parties, Carnival and Rio De Janeiro hosts the most famous one of all. Held on the last Tuesday before lent begins, it is a chance for everyone to indulge themselves before six long weeks of deprivation. The whole city becomes one huge party zone, and everybody… Continue reading Rio de Janiero Carnival, Brazil – The Bloco

Europe · Travel

Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends

Arriving at Madrid International Airport was a real shock to the system. After using smaller airports, our legs almost couldn’t stand the strain of the long walk between the plane and passport control. Posters dotted the terminal, the faces of wanted basque separatists and other terrorists staring blankly across the immigration hall. In 2004, a… Continue reading Madrid, Spain – Tapas, Time-wasting and Tipsy Boyfriends

Europe · Travel

Berlin, Germany Part 1  – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes

I have always liked the idea of going Interrailing. As you can see in this blog about Canada, I do enjoy train travel. After some research, a multi-country pass was coming up at about £180. Two days after discussing it with Karl, and planning out an itinerary, I received an email from Ryanair. They were offering… Continue reading Berlin, Germany Part 1  – Bargain Flights & Big Mistakes

Europe · Travel

Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles