Rohingya, Myanmar, Bangladesh, New York City & Akayed Ullah
26 December 2017 | Living
My visit to Mandalay in Myanmar for the Irrawaddy Literary Festival was all about the disastrous campaign against the Muslim Rohingya people of the country’s Rakhine State. Myanmar’s genocidal campaign against the villagers in the district led to thousands of deaths a...
Lonely Planet’s Cities of the World
24 October 2017 | Places
Lonely Planet’s second Cities Book is about to hit the shelves. In the first edition, I came up with Ten Cities that Didn’t Make the Cut. Cities that for an assortment of reasons I found really important, interesting or inspiring, but didn’t feature in the book. Some ...
Walking Broadway – New York City
3 May 2015 | Places
In New York recently I set out to walk Broadway, it’s the one street which runs the entire length of Manhattan.
▲ So I took the subway down to South Ferry.
◄ It was an expensive trip, I put my credit card into a Columbus Circle subway station Metro Card machine,...
Up the Yarra River
2 January 2010 | Places
In 1983 New York City’s Hudson River got a ‘Riverkeeper,’ someone to keep an eye on the health of the river. They make sure companies don’t dump stuff into it, builders don’t shove up ugly and inappropriate buildings beside it and that the river is looked after for ev...
Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009
15 December 2009 | Living
The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia.
In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was si...