22 December 2017 | Living
I love absurd countries, which is why I wrote Bad Lands and Dark Lands. Countries like North Korea, which threaten the outside world with nuclear Armageddon, but in fact couldn’t make something as simple as a bicycle. Any country – and again North Korea is a perfect e...
12 September 2012 | Places
Last year I made a stopover in Doha, the capital of Qatar, while I was travelling back from Europe to Australia. I wanted to have a look at what the site for the 2022 Football World Cup had to offer. Answer? Not much.
This year, en route to India, I stopped off in ...
Doha & Qatar
10 October 2011 | Places
The Football World Cup is scheduled to be held there in 2022 and there’s been plenty of controversy about that decision. So when I flew via Doha between Nepal and Australia recently it seemed a good reason to stop in for a look around. My impression? Well 24 hours in ...
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...
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...