Spain – Madrid & Barcelona
1 August 2023 | Places
My three recent European blogs – Turin in Italy, Lugano in Switzerland, Paris in … now which country is that again? – were the final stepping stones on a 45 day trip from Melbourne in Australia to London in … now which country is that again? Once I’d finally arrived i...
24 December 2015 | Places
I made a brief visit to Madrid in 2015 to speak at a ‘Future of Travel’ conference put on by The Economist. I’ll remember the visit particularly for how cold and wet it was. The few days I’d had in London before I arrived in Madrid were much more comfortable. I didn’t...
16 March 2011 | Transport
I’ve had three tight transfers in recent months, two successfully, one a total failure.
▲ Coming in to Singapore over the Rhiau Islands
• Singapore Changi Airport – inbound from Phuket on Silk Air, out to Melbourne on Singapore Airlines with a crazy tight 50 m...
25 September 2010 | Places
The statistics show that Spain has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe. Wander the streets of Madrid in the evening and it would seem impossible. Catering to all those people in all those cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants should guarantee full employment,...