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The Best of Graz, Austria’s Second City

Posted on October 17th, by Peter Parkorr in Austria, Roaming Resources. No Comments
In early August this year, I visited the Austrian city of Graz for the first time. I was there to check out the performance festival La Strada for the MustLoveFestivals project. Graz is Austria’s second city, but like me before I went, you may have absolutely no impression of it. In fact, I’d barely heard of it. I’ve been to Vienna three times on my travels, and despite being unimpressed with the capital at first (too many shops…), it is one of my very favourite cities of Europe.…

Thoughts on Scotland, Scottish Independence and what it is to be British

Posted on September 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Travel Tales. No Comments
Today, Scotland decides it’s fate. It’s an occasion that deserves to be marked. Just under 7 percent of the population of the UK, over 4 million people, will have the opportunity to cast their vote. Do they think Scotland is better as part of the United Kingdom, or as an independent country? Tomorrow, the other 59 million of us will find out if we are saying goodbye to our long-standing compatriots.…

Painting A Picture Of Life In The Hague

Posted on September 4th, by Peter Parkorr in Netherlands, Roaming Resources. No Comments
My impressions and photos of The Hague from visiting in June for MustLoveFestivals. The Hague, a place of idiosyncracies After Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the Dutch city of The Hague, also known as Den Haag, is the 3rd largest in the Netherlands. They call it ‘the city that grew up around a palace’, but technically it’s not even a city. It did hold city-status once, during an overnight stay from Napoleon – but he promptly retracted it on his departure.…

11 Things To Expect From A Roadtrip In Finland

Posted on August 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Finland, Picture Perfect. 8 comments
Have you ever been to Finland? Not too many people have, and even fewer people think of it as a summer holiday destination. But here’s the inside scoop – Finland is spectacular in summer! And not a snowflake in sight. This week I’m heading to Helsinki for the Night of the Arts, to feast on the food scene and to see what else I find in this design-led city.…

Spotlight on Ljubljana: The Highlights of Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival

Posted on August 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Slovenia. No Comments
Last month I landed in Slovenia to check out a festival in the capital, before going on a mini road trip around other bits of the country. Here’s my first report from Ljubljana, 2014’s Ana Desetnica in photos. The nicest undertakers I ever met, from KDPM Street Theatre Company… the gent wired with dynamite is giving out ‘Free Hugs’ Ana Desetnica is a yearly festival of international street theatre, where assorted performers slowly take over the pretty city of Ljubljana.…