Tony’s Coronavirus Notes – the Buddhist Countries of South-East Asia
19 July 2020 | Living
I spend lots of time – like lots of other people – looking at the coronavirus numbers, graphs, projections and analyses. Of course we pay most attention to our own backyard – what’s happening in Europe, in North America or, for me, in Australia and then looking jealou...
Naples ’44 – the classic Norman Lewis title
4 June 2013 | Media
Having visited Capri and Naples reading one of the classic books on the city seemed like an excellent idea. Norman Lewis turned up in Naples in late 1943, immediately after the Armistice between Italy and the Allies was signed. He spent the next year in the city and h...
22 December 2010 | Culture
Once again I'm looking back over the last year's travels. Today it's 2010's Big Buddhas. On 21 December it was Animals & Wildlife, on 20 December Cars & Bikes and on 19 December Museums & Galleries.
I encountered some big Buddhas during 2010, most recen...
22 February 2010 | Transport
Flights that get diverted and end up somewhere unintended are always a pain in the neck. I’ve had a few over the years including one last year – it was my very first flight on a double-decker Airbus A380 and Qantas managed to take me from Los Angeles to Sydney instead...
Books of 2005
26 December 2005 | Media
Hardly surprisingly I read a lot of travel or travel related books, some recent titles
1. Dictators’ Homes (Dictator Style in the USA) – Peter York
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Unfortunately the idea – let’s do an Architectural Digest tour of assorted dictators’ and d...