When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand and siestas. Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic as Grimsby on a wet Monday morning. Amidst a host of eccentric locals, homesickness and the occasional cockroach infestation, pint-pulling novices Joe and Joy struggle with 'Brits abroad' culture and learn that, although the skies might be bluer, the grass is definitely not always greener. Dubbed 'Little Britain with a suntan', "More Ketchup than Salsa" lifts the lid on the morning-afters as well as the night-befores of life in a busy holiday resort. This is a must-read for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier climes.
Joe Cawley is a freelance travel writer and is a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Observer, the New York Post and Conde Nast Traveler amongst many others.