Mesquite Pro Rodeo

As soon as I got out of the car at the Resistol Arena in Mesquite (Texas), I was assaulted by the pungent smell of horse urine stewing in the heat. For some reason I thought that was an indication of good things to come. We bought our tickets and walked around the arena to kill…

Bareback riding looks painful

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Our Caribbean caper

What can go wrong on a cruise? Having a bout of allergy before setting off? Check! Discovering that your luggage was left behind (after the ship set sail)? Check! Missing social events and not having your golf gear with you (see above)? Check! A fire (albeit small) in one of the engine rooms? Check!  …

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Dallas for culture vultures

Dallas may not be internationally renowned for its world-class museums or opera houses but that’s not to say there isn’t some culture in the Big D. The city’s cultural epicenter is the Arts District, located a few block southwest of downtown Dallas. This is one of my favourite areas not least because it’s pedestrian friendly,…

Dallas Museum of Art

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Lisbon, warts and all

We met with a bunch of friends in Lisbon to celebrate the New Year. Here are some of my impressions on this city. What I absolutely adored: Pastéis de nata! These custard tarts are the most delicious pastries I’ve eaten in a long time. They can be found in pastelarias (pastry shops), cafes and restaurants.…

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