Western Europe

Sunrise arrow, Camino Portuguese

Why I’m Walking the Camino

What led me to walk the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain.

Pigeon in San Sebastian

San Sebastian, You’re Something Special

“Have you been to San Sebastian?  It’s amazing!” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a variation...

Coffee in La Coruna

Six days in La Coruna

I knew nothing about La Coruna before I arrived.  A smallish city of around a quarter million inhabitants on Spain’s...

Grainy Amsterdam scene

There’s something about Europe

Europe is burned into me. On the surface I shouldn’t like it. The cities are busy and often crowded.  I...

Leopard close-up

Some of the Stupidest Things I’ve Done While Travelling

As you know, I’ve been doing this travelling thing for a while now.  I’d like to think that I’ve got...

Rediscovering Amsterdam

We all know about Amsterdam, right?  Prostitutes and sex shows, overflowing with drugs, bikes and wasted tourists stumbling around trying...

La Tomatina crowd

La Tomatina. Anyone for ketchup?

Forty thousand revellers.  One hundred and fifty thousand tomatoes.  Thirty five degrees Celsius.  A lot of beer.  One small town. ...

Eiffel Tower at night

Five awesome things to do in Paris

Unlike most of the other ‘The Top 384 Things To Do In Insert Name Of City Here’ blog posts that...

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