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What Happened in April (don't worry, I am still alive, I was just too lazy to write.)

DENMARK | Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | Views [626]

After my Irish adventure finished I headed to Scotland, where I spent several days in Glasgow and then Edinburgh before beginning a tour of the highlands with the Haggis Tour company.  My tour was five days long and I spent most of the time staring open-... Read more >

Gallery: Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Ireland

IRELAND | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Kiss Me, I'm Irish

IRELAND | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [940] | Comments [1]

It was nighttime when I arrived in Dublin, and while the layer of darkness gave the city a romantic, mysterious feel, it did nothing to disguise the stench of stale beer and vomit that seemed to envelope me like a noxious cloud. It was clear to me ... Read more >

Camera vs. Flare Death Match (or 'The Inexplicable Decisions Made by Portuguese Security')

PORTUGAL | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [1045]

As mentioned in a previous blog, I was lucky to be in Lisbon when the city's two big futebol clubs, Sporting and Benfica were due to play each other. With the help of João, a guy who worked at the hostel and a huge Sporting fan, I forked out €30 ... Read more >

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Lisbon - A land of custard-filled happiness

PORTUGAL | Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [1306]

I have already told most people this, but I will say it again - I love Lisbon. I can't believe that I was considering skipping Portugal and missing out on this great city. After spending over four weeks in Spain I was definitely ready for a change.... Read more >

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The one where I was heading to one town and ended up in a completely different one.

SPAIN | Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | Views [958]

I can see that this blog is a bigger commitment than I first thought, especially when you run the risk of typing out a whole story and then when you go to upload, the page has timed out. This happened to me a couple of days ago and I was so pissed off ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

An Australian, an Englishman, a Canadian, a Swede and a hot South African walk into a bar...

SPAIN | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [1702] | Comments [3]

I suppose a better title for this story would be 'Tales from Málaga' but it wouldn't be as interesting as the current title (and let's be honest, suck you into clicking on the link) and it also wouldn't describe what I did while in Málaga. Yep, I drank.... Read more >

Tags: Friends

My tobillo is killing me!

SPAIN | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [1058]

I have learnt many Spanish words in the last month, but by far the ones that I use most are 'gracias' and 'tobillo'.  Clearly, I use gracias about a hundred times a day: when the hostel has found a spare bed for me, when the old man at the shop gives ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

Sorry, but I can't understand what you say when you speak American.

SPAIN | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [1913] | Comments [2]

I like Spain. I like the people, the language, the food (obviously the cheese), the scenery and the fast trains. Spain is great. But what is it with all of the American students?! The American tourists I don't mind, but the American students drive me ... Read more >

Tags: People

Gallery: Segovia

SPAIN | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Gallery: Madrid

SPAIN | Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

Why I love this city...
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Shrinkage and a Supercilious Frenchman: The Trials of Hostel Life

SPAIN | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [919] | Comments [2]

The hostel I have been staying at in Madrid has been quite good.   The breakfasts are awesome, though incredibly carb-laden.   I eat a lot of toast and cereal and I leave the dodgy looking ‘breakfast cakes’ to the Europeans.   The beds are quite ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


SPAIN | Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | Views [1048]

Hm, long time, no blog. I'd like to say it was because I was incredibly busy immersing myself in the awesomeness of Madrid, and it's true - I was. However, laziness was the reason why I haven't written in a while and I can already forsee this problem ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

The Prostitutes and I like to hang out at Gran Vía

SPAIN | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [10599] | Comments [3]

I’m still in Madrid and I will continue to be for a few more days, as I have just booked until Tuesday morning.   This is partly because I am still enjoying Madrid and also because I now have a month to fill in time while I wait to start my tours ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


SPAIN | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [969]

I'd like to be able to say that I sensed how special Madrid was from the moment that I got off the night train from Barcelona. However, considering my journey on the train consisted of ten hours of trying to sleep upright, avoiding conversation with ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

More queso, por favor!

SPAIN | Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Views [774] | Comments [1]

My name is Bronwen and I'm addicted to tapas. It has been a dangerous addiction and I'm sure the road to recovery will be hellish and difficult but with the support of my family and friends I'm sure that I will get through it.  The problem is that the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Barcelona

SPAIN | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Mmm, tapas
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Queso, queso, queso!

SPAIN | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [1948] | Comments [1]

I am in a state of euphoria right now. Why? Because of food, of course! Let me set the scene... Bronwen walks to the Mambo Tango Hostel counter to speak to Marina, the receptionist, about food. Bronwen : Hola, Marina. I was wondering if you could ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


SPAIN | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [924] | Comments [1]

Yesterday I felt as though I was in the middle of one of those tragic British reality shows set in an airport. There were angry UK bogans and cancelled flights and I was worried I would never get out of London and get to Barcelona. Thankfully, it all ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

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