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I’ve been neglecting to update my blog this past month due to a tightly-scheduled trip through South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, and a four-day wedding in Bali (I’m not complaining, believe me). But with my travels for 2014 coming to an end next week, I hope to once again start posting on a weekly basis. For now, though, here are […]

On the bank of the river Agueda, some twenty-five kilometres from the Portuguese border, sits the small Spanish town of Ciudad Rodrigo. The site of two sieges during the Napoleonic Wars it is now a largely uneventful place with a population of only fourteen-thousand people. Once a year during the five days leading up to […]

‘I’m sure you’ve noticed, but we eat late in Madrid.’ The Welshman’s words came back to me as we crossed Gran Via at around eight o’clock in the evening. We were on our way to meet him for drinks, dinner and what we hoped would be a sampling of the local nightlife. I was already […]