Celebrating Carnival in Palma de Mallorca

Being in Palma for the weekend of their famous carnival was a happy coincidence, but one that meant we could see the Sa Rua parade in all its glory. It may not be on the scale of Rio, but there’s colour and dazzling outfits as far as the eye can see in the 90 minute…

La Palma, the Canary Island with a unique link to Venezuela

It’s a small place, La Palma. Not only on a map; I was sure I’d heard this tale of growing up in Venezuela and moving back home to La Palma to avoid military service before. Maybe this guy was a relative of the driver from the previous night. La Palma, one of the smallest and…

A taste of Madrid at Mercado San Miguel

I love just wandering around a city and chancing across things. Places that aren’t in the guide book or one off events that I happen to be in the right place at the right time to see. With only a morning to see a little bit of Madrid on the way home, we headed for…