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London 2012 : The Crying Games

Ever since I´ve been old enough to understand a language, comprehend a concept, value history, tradition and appreciate there was a big wide world out there, the Olympics have been the most anticipated, hyped and prestigious events on earth....

The Wandering Years

In this day and age of budget flights, all inclusive hotel, airport pickups, package tours, luxury hostels, bus tours across Europe the term backpacker is a little outdated. Indeed the concept of packing minimal luxuries, a travel diary, a...

Unusual places to watch the last Euro cup matches

You are a football fan that is not 1) a drunken anti social beer monster 2) armed with a pocket of homemade fireworks or 3) resisting the urge to bellow at the TV screen or fight with fans of...

Body Painting: Epidermis In Extremis

It’s no secret why the  revellers at big, messy, drink-fuelled street festivals like Love Parade and Mardi Gras prefer to paint their faces and bodies.  What better way to dodge the consequences of their actions?   Those morning-after flashbacks that leave one thinking, “That wasn’t me, was...

Sitting on an Underground Landmine

When people say that Berlin has an explosive underground, they aren’t just referring to its radical nightlife and its alternative scenes.  The city’s soil itself is liberally peppered with unexploded WWII explosives.  This is a city where everyday activities like digging a vegetable patch, building a house...