Archive for the ‘Things to do’ Category

Susie and I have been living in Paris for the last six months which has given me the opportunity to write part four of a 6234 part series of city guides. So far we have had Lisbon or Lisboff, Brno or Bryes and Berlin or Berlout. Now comes Paris or Parisn’t which offers exclusive insight […]


From the blog that brought you Lisbon or Lisboff and Brno or Bryes comes Berlin or Berlout; your shoddy bible to what’s hot and what is not actually that hot in quite a few ways in Berlin. Which is in Germany. Please keep reading. It does get slightly better. The Berlin Wall: East Side Gallery […]


The Musee de la Magie is a fascinating collection of shimmering wonders or airless, overpriced tat cave depending on your grip on reality. It only took me five minutes to complete a full circuit; it would have been two but most exhibits were hogged by young children. This forced me to wait for an opportune […]


Tour de Farce

22Aug11

To many, the Tour de France is the shining pinnacle of athletic achievement and engrossing drama. To me, it’s a bunch of doped up strangers on bicycles going up a big hill. If they found a way to incorporate cricket (at the time of writing they have not) this would be the most pointlessly boring […]


Czech Us Out

29Jun11

Our new Gadabout home is the Czech Republic as the pun-erific title suggests. To be more specific we are in Brno (pronounced Brno) which is the eager to please, sandy haired young sibling to Prague’s swaggering, heavily tattooed older brother. We have been renting an apartment near the erotically named Cabbage Market in the city […]


Lagos Goss(ip)

20May11

After three months, it was with a heavy heart and lightly muscled calves that we bid farewell to Lisbon. Before heading to our next official Gadabout destination we decided to treat ourselves to a mini-holiday in Lagos. This was not the warring hell-pit in Nigeria (fully booked) but rather the Lagos on the Portuguese coast. […]


Some local friends had tickets for Benfica versus Paris Saint-Germain in the Europa League and wondered if Susie and I fancied coming along. I was keen but Susie wasn’t so sure. She eventually reasoned that you only live once (apologies to my Hindu fan base) so decided to give it a whirl. We arrived outside […]