La Tomatina! August 30th 2007 With 38,000 people crammed into a small town, all chucking tomatoes at each other, this has to be the biggest foodfight known to man.
In any case, it was madness.
But before I detail the big fight, you're probably all wondering if and how I made my train after my huge night in Madrid right?
Having got home from Kapital at 6.30am or so, I was up a mere 2 1/2 hours later to catch my 9.25am trai ... read more
Europe » Spain » Valencian Community » Valencia Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
Most of you will have been directed here by me - thanks for coming - if not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi currently living in London.
In June 2007, I left home to set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I have been and the shenanigans I would inevitably get up to.
I ended up putting a lot more effort into it than originally thought, and maybe surprisingly, updating and maintaining it was a lot of fun.
That trip was probably the most fun I'v... full info