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Highlights of La Strada Graz, a street art and puppetry festival in Austria

Posted on October 30th, by Peter Parkorr in Austria, Roaming Resources. 1 Comment
La Strada, meaning ‘The Street’ in Italian, is an annual festival of theatre, street performances and puppetry, that takes place for a week or more in Graz each summer. It began in 1997 with Werner Schrempf, who still directs the festival today. Together with his assistant Noemie and teams of helpers, they paint the cool city of Graz with an exuberant streak of orange before filling it with talented acts.…

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.…

Travel Advice: It’s Not Just Where You Travel

Posted on September 12th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Roaming Resources. 2 comments
Travel is a complicated thing. There are so many decisions to make before you go and when you’re on the road. Usually people decide where they want to go first, and then how they will get there.  How do you decide who to travel with? Often deciding who to travel with is a foregone conclusion – you’re going with your mates or your boyfriend/girlfriend or family.…

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.…