As a writer whose drawings are often compared to the artistic efforts of blindfolded chickens, I live in awe of visual artists.
It's 8:10am on a Tuesday, and there are already over 150 camera-wielding visitors lined up in front of the entrance to the Alhambra and... 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
It was a dark and stormy night. Okay, so it was morning and it wasn’t stormy, but “strong wind” sets more of a flatulent tone than... more