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The Best Acts of the Gibraltar Music Festival 2015

Posted on October 2nd, by Peter Parkorr in Gibraltar, Picture Perfect. No Comments
This year was the 4th edition of the Gibraltar Music Festival. It’s grown from a relatively small event in 2012, where the first festival goers watched Jessie J headlining and Ali Campbell from UB40, to a hugely impressive lineup for 2015. This year 15,000 people packed in to Victoria Stadium over 2 days for the festival beneath The Rock. They had some big household names across the 3 stages with plenty of popular upcoming bands and performers too.…

A Blog Day Afternoon in Kingston Upon Thames

Posted on April 30th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Picture Perfect. 20 comments
My life as a travel blogger took me to Kingston recently, a suburb of London. It’s a nice little place that is easy to get to, but feels a million miles from the capital. As I explored the town centre I felt like I could have been on the pretty streets of Cambridge, or maybe in a Yorkshire market town.  Follow my blog with Bloglovin Kingston Bridge at Sunrise by Flickr user Geraint Warrington Kingston upon Thames So what is there to do in Kingston, why do people come here?…

Why I Went To Catania For 3 Days And Stayed For 2 Months

Posted on April 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 5 comments
Catania is one of the two big cities in Sicily. Palermo is the other one, nearly on the opposite side of the island. A lot of people prefer Palermo to Catania, but not me. I’ve put a few photos of Catania together to try to explain why.There’s more to Catania than meets the eye. Catania has a pretty city centre, popular with shoppers, there are some impressive churches and facades, although you don’t have to stray far to find more run down areas.…

Photos of Carnevale Celebrations in Acireale, Sicily

Posted on April 9th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 1 Comment
Acireale is a small but pretty town in Sicily, not too far up the coast from Catania, the nearest big city. This town is known mainly for two things; the legend of the Cyclops, and for having one of the best Carnevale celebrations. I’m sharing some Acireale Carnevale photos today and talking a little about life in Sicily too. A view along the coast at Aci Castello near the Norman Castle The legend of the cyclops is actually based in nearby Aci Trezza, where prominent basalt rocks jut out of the sea near the coast.…

A Little Something From Italy That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Posted on February 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Video Adventures. 11 comments
Deep in the heart of Puglia, there is a secret orgy that takes place. Despite thousands of people taking part, the world is mostly unaware of what goes on each summer, in the warm little town of Maglie, Puglia. People of all ages arrive in droves for a week-long event, where they ravenously descend upon the most succulent and ripe offerings, from cunning merchants who spend all year making sure they have only the finest temptations to share.…