My mate Phil in a dress with a flower in his mouth and a golden eagle on his shoulder March 26th 2018 I had always wanted to visit Lisbon. However, I had never particularly wanted to visit as a group of eleven lads from Yorkshire, especially when one of them, the stag, was attired in a flamenco dancer’s dress. Which he pulled off very well and appeared far too comfortable; thus, the whole pre-wedding public humiliation idea kind of backfired.
I’m generally not a fan of forced fun, henc ... read more
Europe » Portugal » Lisboa Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil a... ... read more
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info