I Never Saw it Coming
17 December 2010 | Living
On 15 December an overloaded Indonesian fishing boat attempting to get Middle East refugees into Australia ran ashore on Christmas Island, an isolated Australian territory off to the west of Java. The ship’s engine failed and the ship broke up on the rocky coast, at l...
Photographs of 2008
23 December 2008 | Places
I’m running through some travel lists for 2008. I’ve ticked off interesting hotels, my best music experiences, great flights, cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions. Today it's some favourite photographs of 2008. They're not necessarily my bes...
Flights of 2008
20 December 2008 | Transport
I'm running through my travel lists of 2008. I've started with some interesting hotels I stayed at in 2008 and my best music experiences for the year. Today I'm moving on to interesting flights.
During 2008 in London I saw the play (a solo performance by Vaness...
Hotels of 2008
18 December 2008 | Living
Over the next couple of weeks I’ll post some lists of my travel favourites over the last year. Books, movies, flights, views, photographs, drives, transport, exhibits – and we’ll start with 10 interesting hotels from the past year.
Ten hotels in ascending order of ...
Moscow Subway Stations
11 December 2008 | Living
I spent a few days in Moscow before I went to Kazakhstan to see a ‘space tourist’ go into orbit and made a tour of some of the cities finest subway stations. Many of them are real works of art, dating from Stalin’s 1930s heyday. The Walking Tours section of our Moscow...