Illegal Photographs

22 June 2010 | Transport

Over the years I’ve taken plenty of photographs in subway systems around the world. Here’s the state-of-the-art Hong Kong MTR system just last week. Here’s an example of the artwork at the aviation-focussed Metro Mayakovskaya station in Moscow. Click here for m...

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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 six n...

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Fun & Fare Evasion in Budapest

10 July 2009 | Transport

At the end of my first day on a recent trip to Budapest I got nabbed for fare evasion on the subway! It rained all day and towards the end of the day, as the rain got heavier, we (there were four of us) decided to head back to the hotel. Of course we could not ...

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28 June 2009 | Places

Maureen and I visited Budapest last week. It rained the whole time we were there, but we still had an interesting visit to a city which – for me – manages to combine some of the flavour of Prague and Vienna. Check our Budapest city guide and then some views from our t...

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