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Building castells in the sky: Catalonia’s human towers

Building castells in the sky: Catalonia’s human towers

We were going to see blood, I just knew it. And the little girl…she was going to be first. I couldn’t bear it, but I couldn’t look away either. There’s a tradition in Catalonia that will terrify you. I know it did me – but …read more

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5 things from the West I didn’t know I missed

5 things from the West I didn’t know I missed

Don’t get me wrong, Burma was fun. I’m currently in Laos as well, where, though a friend and I were comically robbed (courtesy of a possibly kleptomaniac mother at our guesthouse, remedied by an embarrassed father and daughter) and the daily rain has made everything …read more

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Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review

Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review

Well. This is one for the records. Admittedly, I was considering starting this post with a pun about the world not ending in 2012, but still being explosive (harhar), but then thought I’d spare you. We could do with less cheesy hyperboles. But honestly – …read more

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Life at the #BlogHouse: serious intimidation in Besalu, Spain

Life at the #BlogHouse: serious intimidation in Besalu, Spain

I’ve had a curious experience recently. About a month ago, I saw a notice on one of my favorite blogs that a group of five prominent travel bloggers were renting out a villa in Besalu, Spain, in preparation for TBEX 2012. Their aim was to …read more

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