January 2013

Duende by Jason Webster – the passion of flamenco

January 11, 2013
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Duende – the overwhelming passion and emotion that you feel when you’re in love, or when you’re swept away by the spirit of Flamenco. I’ve been introduced to it through Jason Webster’s book Duende which charts his journey from a life of academia to Spain in search of Flamenco. On the way he falls into a passionate affair with Lola, a flamenco dancer and flees from Alicante to Madrid when her husband threatens to uncover their affair. Through his journey […]

Pocketcomms travel communication aid – Review

January 8, 2013
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If you’re going off the beaten track where English isn’t widely spoken, travelling through multiple countries or just worried that your language skills aren’t up to it, then you’ll be interested in hearing about the Pocketcomms global communicator. I met James Wyatt, the inventor of Pocketcomms at a Travel Blogger’s camp in London, and he explained how he’d come up with the idea. As an army reservist in the British Territorial Army, James had found himself in Afghanistan, trying to […]

Moo business cards for bloggers

January 2, 2013
Moo business cards

When you’re out and about in the real world spreading the word about your blog, you’ll find these cute little Mini cards from Moo are just the ticket. I find myself regularly handing them out on my travels as I talk to people about my blog. It helps to explain why I ask so many questions and take photos of everything that moves. I’m now on my third box and have great fun each time choosing new photos from my most recent […]