It's been twelve days since a retired cruise ship doctor taught me how to buy a train ticket from the vending machines at the Adolfo... more
There are three main things to remember when shopping on the road:
1. Nothing big, nothing breakable.
2. Even the cheesiest souvenir... more
It was 2 o'clock on a Sunday morning. I was being 'baptized' by a gang of rowdy Spaniards in the lobby of Madrid's renowned Berlín Café... more
You know Madrid: it's that gorgeous city that struts the line between ancient history and modern flair. It's also one of the most exciting,... more