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 who in June 2007, 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 had been to, and of the shenanigans I inevitably got up to.
The trip inspired me to keep travelling and directly following it, I spent the next seven years living in London, which was a fantastic base from which to continue my travels and thus the travelling continued unabated - ... full info