10 Years of the Tour d’Afrique

11 January 2012 | Media

Crazy, doomed, hopeless, wonderful – my first thoughts when I read about the very first Tour d’Afrique – 12,000km, four months, all the way from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa. It really is the Mt Everest of cycling. I didn’t realise that a few years late...

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Egypt – Get Me Out of There!

1 February 2011 | The rest

The media is full of stories of Egyptian chaos and crowds camped out at Cairo Airport trying to get out of the country. Is there any other way out? ▲ January snow and my 9 year old daughter Tashi climbing Mt Sinai above St Katherine's Monastery. On my first tr...

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London to Australia – Aerial Views

16 November 2010 | Places

Our October trip from London to Australia was long and low so there were plenty of aerial views. Starting with our first stop on Jersey, just over an hour out of London’s Biggin Hill Airport. Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, close to the French coast, but British...

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Flying to Australia 3

16 October 2010 | Places

Day 6 and the next stage of my London to Australia flight should have been from the Greek island of Crete to Alexandria in Egypt. Except when we got to the airport we couldn’t take off. Either we weren’t allowed to depart Greece or we weren’t allowed to arrive in Egyp...

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São Paulo Architecture

20 April 2010 | Places

My Brazil visit concluded with five days in São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil and with a population of around 20 million one of the biggest in the world. It was a working visit so I didn’t get much chance to look around, but I was surprised that it was a much easi...

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