Tags archives: festivals

Sand-tastic! The Sand Sculpture Festival in Brighton

As one of the few Travelettes that is permanently travelling (aka homeless with a suitcase) and the girl who wrote this post about being a world travelling digital nomad, it was somewhat of a shock to end up back in Britain for a few months for a few different reasons (not least, I'm an Auntie for the first time, yay!). It's even stranger that my current[...]

Dance with somebody: Roskilde Festival in Denmark

There is one crucial question which every girl has to answer at one point or another: could you do without the daily look in the mirror, a hot shower and a powered hair dryer? Respectively, would you like to go to a week-long music festival? If said music festival proves to take place in Roskilde, Denmark, your answer should most definitely be YES! The Rosk[...]

Dia de los Muertos - Celebrating the Dead

People swarm by in ornate costumes, their white are faces painted lavishly as skeletons, they march slowly holding candles, celebrating in the same breathe their joy for life and their respect for death. It's Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos, a Mexican celebration to honor the lives of past friends and family members. Like most things Mexican,[...]

Barceló Sancti Petri - An Andalusian Getaway

Back a few years, during an Erasmus semester I spent in Barcelona, one of my big plans was to take all the money I had left after those 6 months, grab my suitcase and go traveling around Spain, with Andalusia as my main destination. That plan didn't really happen due to some unexpected robberies and too many cocktails in the Catalan capital. But second chanc[...]

See No Evil: Europe's largest street art event

72 artists. 13,000 spray cans. Europe’s largest street art event. So read the August 2011 tagline of See No Evil, an ambitious event designed to celebrate the art form that put my hometown city of Bristol on the international map. The brainchild of renowned Bristol artist Inkie, See No Evil was not so much launched last summer as fireballed into the stratosp[...]

Brussels' flower carpet

Every two years pandemonium descends on the Grand-Place or Grote Markt of Brussels when almost 1 million flowers are used to create the worlds biggest flower carpet. The flower carpet is a well loved tradition in Brussels attracting many diverse people to the city centre for a cultural celebration of the colour and diversity of our city. . . 300 flowers[...]

Mud Summer at Wacken Open Air - Win a pair of Havaianas Wellies!

I don't think there has ever been a time in my life I needed a decent pair of wellies more than I did this past weekend at Wacken Open Air in Germany (this coming from a girl who grew up  on the countryside surrounded by cows and horses). Wacken is a very small town, north of Hamburg, that once a year experiences a run of long haired men from all over Europe[...]

Welcome to Boomtown Fair

Dig out those wellies, spray on that glitter and most important of all, start planning those costumes… Boomtown Fair is coming to town. August 2012 will see the weird and wonderful world of Boom roll up into a secret location in the South West of England for the fourth year running. This four day festival of Bacchanalian revelry is most definitely on the ris[...]

Flanders is a Festival

Summer isn't really summer without a decent festival and as festival season is now in full swing I thought it was about time I joined in to lap up the music, sunshine, atmosphere and general all round fun. With more than 280 festivals, 16,500km² of festival ground, the biggest bands, the most original sceneries and some of the world’s best festivals, Flan[...]

10 Things to do in Sydney for Free

So, I heard the other day that the Aussie dollar crashed a little bit, which will mean that the big land down under's prices may start to seem less steep to us foreigners who so love to visit one of the world's greatest countries. However, it's still not cheap over there by any stretch of the imagination, particularly in the big cities. At the beginni[...]

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