Gaudi’s Parc Guell

It’s my 3rd day in Barcelona and I like this place more, day by day. I suspect it is a good thing I don’t really know anyone here, I may not want to leave if I could slip below the tourist veneer like I sense one can. Yesterday I walked for 3 hours down along the...

Modernista!

I have wanted to come to Barcelona since I first discovered modernist architecture in art classes at school in 1987. Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright… not to mention the literature: TS Eliot, Joseph Conrad… oooooo! So finally walking La Ramblas, seeing actual...

Happy Birthday!

Anyone who has known me for a length of time is gonna love this one… This is my first blog update from an iPhone and dammit, I am LOVING this toy. Once I hit the road on Tuesday next week, all my blogging and social media will come from this device. So all my...

Flightless Dave

So, for those of you who are new to this site and this story, My name is David Chislett and I am a freelance writer from Johannesburg, South Africa. In April of this year I packed up my life in Joburg to embark on a journey around the world. Not unusual in the...

So Long and Thanks For The Thatch!

This week brings to a close the 4 months I have spent living and working at The Old Thatched Inn in Adstock, Buckinghamshire. As a 40-something, previously self-employed singleton, this has not been the easiest thing in the world to do! The restrictions on your...