General · Travel

Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore

Have you ever been on a cruise? I am going to be honest, we haven’t. That is, unless you count a two day boat trip around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and the odd boaty border crossing. It has just never appealed. I can see the joys of travelling the Nile or the Norwegian fjords… Continue reading Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore

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

Barcelona, Spain – La Merce Festival

GETTING TO BARCELONA Our flight from Rome to Barcelona only took us about an hour. The Terravision coach from the airport into town took us slightly longer. Barcelona Girona Airport is very far from the city, I believe it is just called Girona by the rest of the world, but Ryanair is still promoting it… Continue reading Barcelona, Spain – La Merce Festival
Europe · Travel

Majorca/Mallorca – Let’s call the whole thing off

I’ve been to Mallorca (Majorca?) three times. The first at the age of 9, the second with friends at 17, and the last with Karl for my 20th birthday. Age 9 We used to go away on our family holidays with my grandparents, which meant some good quality time together, but going to the kind of… Continue reading Majorca/Mallorca – Let’s call the whole thing off