Lonely Planet:

1000 Idees de Vacances en France

1000 Ideas for a Vacation in France

1 June 2013 | Media

I'm off to France next week to help mark 20 years of Lonely Planet publishing in French. Recently I wrote the foreword to '1000 Idées de Vacances en France.' You can't get it in English, but here's my original - pre-translation - contribution. It’s first trips ...

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Tony, Maureen, Oliver, Christa & Mini 542

An old Mini to Kabul, a new one to Istanbul

24 May 2013 | Living

▲ 1972 – our Mini in Eastern Turkey with Mt Ararat in the background, that’s where Noah landed the Ark Back in 1972 Maureen and I drove a Mini we’d bought in London for £65 to Kabul in Afghanistan, sold it for a small profit and carried on all the way to Sydney...

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Time Flies at the Taj

17 January 2013 | Living

Maureen and I arrived at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on our first wedding anniversary on 7 October 1972. We'd driven from London to Kabul in Afghanistan where we sold our car and were continuing east on a trip that would eventually end at Sydney in Australia. And lea...

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Russia Guidebooks

11 June 2012 | Media

On my recent visit to Moscow to help with the launch of the first Lonely Planet guidebooks in Russian I was intrigued by the interest in a Russian language version of Lonely Planet’s Russia guide. I’ve always said that our first Russia guidebook was the most difficult...

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Long Running in London

17 September 2011 | Culture

I’m always delighted at how many things carry on and on in London. Here are three I’ve been to recently. ▲ I finally got to St Martin’s Theatre to see Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap. At 59 years and still packing them in it’s London’s longest running play. There was...

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