Biarritz to Zaragoza

From 12th November… Last night was tapas at a little bar in Biarritz with Andrew and Emily, talking food and French culture, enjoying a fantastic meal and a beer. I love the way the French approach food and lifestyle in general. Tapas here is a great way to eat,...

Paris to Biarritz….

From 3rd November… My favourite, and closest, bakery is not open. Renovations it seems. The café I ended up in is called Le d’art café. I thought this meant café of art, but no, it’s actually called le dart café. So I’m sitting in a sports bar, but the coffee is...

Finding Paris…

From the 28th October, 2010… I’ve arrived in Paris. I haven’t a clue the name of the area I’m in, yet, but I know I’m in the north of the city. The bike has been running perfectly. Today was a sleep in, a short ride to the museum of modern art in Lille, where...

Berlin to Brixton

From 21 to 23 October, 2010… Today was a day of slow beginnings, and slower ends. A day of long sleep and dreams of what feels like long ago. Back to Bio Laden café today for coffees, pasta, cake and internet. Total indulgence. Three hours flew by and the...

Berlin adventures and some euro observations…

From 20th October, 2010…. Found Studio 54 or Kunsthause Tacheles [www.tacheles.de] today, a collective based organising and arts space where artists autonomously operate their own spaces. Quite a place, featuring found object, steel and lighting installations...

Is English okay…?

Often, people are quite affronted by being asked to speak English in Western Europe. Massive generalisation, I’m aware, but that’s my experience. It’s understandable. They’ve got their own language. I’m an outsider. While I understand why people...