Greetings from Ireland's only overseas colony
I'm here reporting from the frontline on Ireland's only overseas colony. It's Lanzarote and the old town of Puerto Del Carmen to be exact. The old town is just like small-town Ireland with two-storey pubs, restaurants, shops and a full house for Mass on Sundays.
It's no place to be if you are on the run or having an affair. You could meet anyone here from back home.
There's a sort of an Irish holiday tradition of talking to people you have only just met who are fast-tracked to friends in no time at all. We all have our stories to tell and as the holidaymakers are a little bit older, the stories are many and varied. The few drinks helps with the telling.