13 November 2010 | Media
Curiously at present this book only appears to be published in Australia, although Amazon.com have it on Kindle. Thomas Keneally is a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction titles although he’s best known for the Booker Prize winning Schindler’s Ark which became t...
Flying to Australia 5
2 November 2010 | Places
The last leg of our multi-stop London to Australia flight didn’t start or end the way it was planned. In F-to-A 1 I wrote about the history of flying to Australia. F-to-A 2 went from London via Jersey, the south of France and Malta to the Greek island of Crete. F-to-A...
1 May 2010 | Media
Quite the funniest – and surprisingly funniest – travel book I’ve read this year. The review line on the cover – ‘Excellent Book’ Daily Telegraph – makes it sound utterly bland and boring, but the byline that it’s about ...
Burma – old and new
30 March 2010 | Transport
No country in South-East Asia is as cut off from the outside world as Burma. It’s a combination of the country’s own deliberate isolation and international sanctions. As a result this is the only country in the region where McDonalds has yet to arrive. Nor will you fi...
Road to Mandalay
29 March 2010 | Transport
▲ Road to Mandalay
My recent Burma travels took me from Bagan to Mandalay, with assorted stops along the way, on the Road to Mandalay. The riverboat started life on the Rhine in Europe before being shifted to Burma by the Orient Express company in 1995.