31st July – Cap Roig

Homeward Bound. The task of writing this final tour diary entry from home is now becoming quite familiar and as always, I will take my time over it so apologies if you've logged on a few times expecting it to be up. The blurry final touring 24 hours seem like a distant dream yet I [...]

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30th July 2013 – San Sebastian Donostia

Running Out. San Sebastian or Donostia as it is known in Basque must be one of the most beautiful cities of this tour. Situated on the Northern coast of Spain near the border with France, its beaches and coastline are dramatic and beautiful. The old town is a great place to wander and eat. Something [...]

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29th July – Gijon

Dinosaur Toes. Our final day off on this wonder tour was spent on a very quiet Sunday in Madrid. Everything seemed to be closed, I suppose because it's the end of July and therefore holiday season. There were a few places open near the hotel however and my lunchtime pang for Tapas was fulfilled just [...]

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27th July – Malaga

Muchos Abrazos. The incredible, if not fortunate Juan José Padilla... There was a brief respite today with the weather in Madrid as it rained. I'm not sure I recall ever seeing rain here. It meant that the temperature dropped to the very comfortable mid-70's. No such comfort for the crew who were loading in after [...]

By | July 27th, 2013|2013 MK European Tour|0 Comments

26th July – Madrid

Avid diary readers will recall a few diary entries ago (12th July) I mentioned I was working on an end of tour project? I can now reveal what exactly that was as the big day is upon us. The day began in beautiful Barcelona and a very welcome check-out of the uber-modern but over-designed Mandarin [...]

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25th July – Barcelona

Poble Espanyol   As well as having one of the best football teams on the planet, Barcelona also happens to be one of the most exciting cities in Europe, if not the world. I guess I've been here maybe 13 or 14 times in my touring history and each time I enjoy this city more [...]

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24th July 2013 – Carcassonne

Hand Picked Today's short flight took us back into France after a glorious day off in Barcelona, one of our favourite stops on any tour, more on that tomorrow as we play there. Our final show in France on this fabulous tour was in the delightfully medieval setting of Carcassonne and its fortified city walls, [...]

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22nd July 2013 – Saint Julien en Genevois

  Heating Up Reluctantly checking out of the favourite hotel of the tour (official) we prepared ourselves for the journey ahead. A short hop down to Geneva and across the nearby French border to the town of Saint Julien en Genevois. The weather continues to warm up and inevitably during such conditions, thunderstorms are never [...]

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21st July – Lorrach

More Heat   More hot weather and today's trip was a relatively short drive to and from Zurich across the Southern German border and on to the small town of Lörrach which is famed, if that's the right word, for being the home of the 'Milka' chocolate factory. The venue was slightly odd in that [...]

By | July 21st, 2013|2013 MK European Tour|0 Comments

20th July – Zurich

Dolder Delight The delightful Dolder Grand Hotel was every bit as pristine as we remembered from our brief visit nearly two years ago at the tail end on the first 'Bob encounter'. We now recall with more fondness the quirkiness of the in-room electronics. Once you get used to the fact there are no light [...]

By | July 20th, 2013|2013 MK European Tour|0 Comments