Travel

Catalonia declares independence from Spain
6217 views

Having escaped police violence during Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1st, trouble arrived this week in the town...

We Just Want to Vote - Franco ReturnsDuring a pre referendum social event in Placa Octavia, Sant Cugat del Valles, with dancing and other traditional activities, including castellets, the human towers, pro independence activists question the actions of th
8055 views

“We just want to vote” This is the message, in English, that many Catalans have been sending out...

Massive queues crossing Spain-France Border following controls put in place after November Paris attacks.
8452 views

We’re all here, nose to tail, thanks to the “border controls” that the French government, brought into force...

The Belgian-French Border (c) Dave Walsh 2015
8014 views

The French are serious, they’re going to check everything. The road surface will be immaculate. They will ask...

Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica, on cliffs at the Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, Ireland.
2531 views

ff the coast of southeast Ireland lie the two small Saltee Islands. Their simple, low-slung landscapes, four or...

2763 views

’m talking about The Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland, by Rebecca Solnit, which has been a...

2017 views

Blather's Dave journeyed to the Arctic outpost of Barentsburg last year. And he finally got off his arse...

1858 views

A 30-minute ethnographic documentary about a colony of gypsy artists in New Delhi, India by Jennifer Rosen. 12...

2464 views

.... with photographs by Dave Walsh, music by Dacianos. There is something unnerving about watching reality bend before...

4088 views

This time two months ago, I was in Tasmania - and I saw my first Tasmanian Devils up...