More Books – I’ve been busy

22 February 2021 | Media

Locked down – trapped even – in Australia during the pandemic I have been travelling in words at least. I’ve written one whole – little – book for the Spanish publisher GeoPlaneta about why we travel and what travel might be like after the pandemic. No I didn’t write ...

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A Bradt Guidebook to Socotra – a crowdfunder plea

9 August 2020 | Media

▲ On the Deleisha sand dune on the Indian Ocean island of Socotra, part of the country of Yemen. It feels like half a lifetime ago, but in fact that was 11 March 2020, only 5 months ago. It was my most recent overseas trip and it looks like it may be the last for a...

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Hotels – the best, the worst

18 April 2020 | Living

I’ve just looked at aerial views – since I’m unlikely to be looking out of aircraft windows again for a spell – so let’s look at hotels as well. My most recent hotel – a bit over four weeks ago, was the Novetel Cairo Airport, my second airport Novetel in the past year...

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Aerial Views & Ile Meyronnet

15 April 2020 | Transport

▲ This one sums up the problem, I was in transit through a very empty Hong Kong airport on my way to Wakayama. On Sunday 16 February the coronavirus hadn’t kicked into high gear. But it soon would. ▲ It looks like it’s going to be a while before I’m looking out of ...

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Casa – a guide to ‘Home’ – and people who haven’t gone home

4 April 2020 | Living

Lonely Planet’s Italian partners EDT have put out a new guidebook – well the cover at least – for the place we will probably be doing most of our travel in the coming weeks (or months): Home. It features – Tips from the experts – The secrets of the locality – Recom...

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