Tehran Taxi, Darwin Taxi
29 December 2015 | Media
◄ What is it about taxis and movies? Film directors just love to squeeze inside those four wheeled confines. Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth – which visits Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rome and Helsinki all in one night is a favourite, but yesterday I saw two taxi...
Argo & the missing Paykans
12 December 2012 | Media
▲ Paykans and the Ayatollah in Isfahan
OK it’s a movie, not a book or an article – I went to see Argo the Ben Affleck film about getting six American diplomats out of Tehran during the 1980 Iran ‘hostage crisis’. Great movie although it’s been criticised for glor...
1 November 2010 | Media
Twitchhiker (Paul Smith) is the second travel book this year which I have really not liked, To Hellholes & Back was the other.
The premise: hitchhike from north England to the antipodal position on earth, Campbell Island off to the south of New Zealand. He does...
Beach Buggies on Fernando de Noronha
26 April 2010 | Transport
I’ve always liked destinations where there’s a certain make or model of car which somehow typifies the place. Old ‘Yank tanks’ (aka ‘lead sleds’) in Cuba, Land-Rovers on the Falkland Islands or original Minis (not the new ones, nice though they are) in England.