Falkland Island Landmines
2 December 2020 | Living
▲ Just a few weeks ago it was announced that the last of the 30,000 land mines the Argentinians scattered in the Falkland Islands after their 1982 invasion had finally been cleared. Coincidentally I stumbled across this minefield sign I’d brought back from the Falklan...
Dolman Award Books – Take 5
17 July 2012 | Media
This is my 5th, and almost final, batch of Dolman Award books, we’re working our way towards the ‘short list’ from which we’ll pick the winner at Hatchards Bookshop on Piccadilly in London on 5 September. Click here for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th batches of books.
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.
The Secret Life of Birds
4 April 2010 | Media
I’m not a bird watcher – I’ve never kept lists of birds I’ve seen or set off on trips where spotting birds is the most important part of the journey. Nevertheless there are lots of places I’ve been (Ethiopia, Kenya, Mongolia, Costa Rica and the Falkland Islands for st...