What do you get when you cross 40,000 people with 150,000 tomatoes and a tiny town in Spain? The world’s biggest, squishiest, tomato throwing extravaganza – La Tomatina. This year we joined the masses of stinky, sweaty revellers in Bunol and it was one of the craziest experiences of our lives! Not one for dangerous activities (no bull running on our bucket list) we figured a festival with squishy tomatoes would be pretty tame. We were so wrong.
Posts from the ‘Europe’ Category
It’s almost upon us. One of the greatest sporting events in history and potentially, one of the greatest events in London’s history. The hype has been building for months. Experts are suggesting 11 million people will visit the city over the next six weeks. Sounds like pound signs for the retail and travel industries and a total nightmare for residents of London, like me.
Two and half years ago Neil, Sean and I sat in a cafeteria enjoying our first (albeit interesting) experience with Korean food. Surrounded by expats from America, Canada, England and the antipodean nations, we laughed about the tiny milk cartons, challenged each other to eat kimchi and discussed our dreams of riding from London to Morocco on a motorcycle.
Is London the top destination in the world? Millions of TripAdvisor travelers think yes.
A few weeks ago (when this list was published) I would have gasped in disbelief at this award and then given you a list of cities whom I deemed far more worthy than little old London town (Istanbul and Beijing come to mind). But after spending several days playing tourist with a friend and visiting the cities many sights, London has won me over.
After taking Yammie on a couple of casual jaunts around London the promise of clear blue skies provided the perfect excuse to add a few more miles to our road trip log. A two hour trip to Brighton would be ample time for Neil to get some riding practice in and for me to practice my holding on skills. We should have allowed for longer… Read more
If you’ve been wandering around Central London in the last few weeks you would have no doubt seen a few giant eggs on your journey. I’ve been egg spotting for a few weeks now and whilst I haven’t been out any specific egg hunting adventures I’ve snapped a few as I’ve gone about my daily commute.
Just like the Beatles and the mini skirt, the Mini Cooper is a symbol of an iconic decade; the swinging sixties. Whilst it was a little chilly for a skirt last Saturday, a trip around rainy London in Robert’s little red Mini, complete with blue boiler suits and tweed flat caps was the perfect way to see London and celebrate Neil’s birthday in style.
Known as the capital of European fashion, Milan is one stylish city – designer labels, shiny sports cars, tiny dogs; the city is the place for fashionistas. It’s also home to an impressive collection of historical and cultural attractions including a 14th century Gothic cathedral, a castle and numerous museums and galleries.