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Culture. Difficult to define at times, Inside the Travel Lab talks about the traditions, customs, ideas and flavours that characterise a people or a place.
Lemons. They’re all over the place in the narrow streets of olive and stone-soaked Amalfi. […]
Right now I’m in Sorrento. It’s a multicoloured town that clings to the hills and […]
High on a mountaintop yet far underground lies an frosty, wintry, rub-your-eyes-with-childlike-wonder honest to god […]
Or…The Parish of Around About (But We’re Not Quite Sure) 100 Christmas Trees. Let’s face […]
Weinachtsbaumschmuckausstattungsgeschäft. At 40 letters long, Weinachtsbaumschmuckausstattungsgeschäft’s the longest word there is, at least on the snowy-sweet streets of Basel. And while…
Ready, Set… Boom. The London 2012 Olympics are here. I watched the flames fill each […]
Today, I arrived in Barcelona. It’s not my first time but it has been a long time. And things have changed…
The final instalment of the Iron Route Journey. East, West, Good, Bad, Win, Lose, Draw.
Another look at 1989.
Umbria, Cumbria. How one little letter changes muddy, murky mulch into overflowing olive groves.
How do we know when we’ve arrived when we travel? Because we recognise the image we’ve already seen. We think we’re chasing new experiences but we’re actually chasing our memories.” Dr Gillespie
Sometimes things go wrong in life. The printer at the car hire company breaks, the sat nav doesn’t work, the
You know it comes to something when your own computer tells you to slow down (Wordpress, my blogging platform, often thinks I type too fast.) Now it turns out there’s a book that’ll tell you to do the same thing.
It was the second time I’d stood on the banks of the Vltava River in Prague, watching the
Who needs cobbled streets and medieval mysteries when you can have psychedelic colours, wonky lines and hearts full of passion?
You have to put yourself in my shoes.
Boots, really, with thick rubber soles to keep out the cold and to keep a foothold on the ice. Boots that worked hard and worked fast, striding between commuters in a winter-worn Budapest. Five feet, six inches above them, a troubled mind tangled through what it had just seen.
Picture the scene. You’re walking through a Swedish market, your young daughter holding your hand. She sees row upon row of sweet candy canes, bright luminescent swirls of sugar and mint that gleam in scarlet and white, holly leaf green and ivy, forming…
I’ve been away from Seville for a long time. Not long enough to forget the sharp near salty tang of the local fino sherry, that bitter sensation that once warmed my throat like turpentine before seducing me with its subtler flavours. Not long enough to forget the…
As I come to the end of my time in Sydney, I’m thinking about my next stop: Warsaw in Poland. And I’m just wondering whether I’ll find Bison Vodka there, as I did in Krakow.
That’s vodka served with a blade of grass.
“Are you ready?” asks Christopher, a guide from the nearby village of Wieliczka. He’s cloaked in a long charcoal jacket and blowing on his hands to keep warm. For a giant-sized man, he uses a soft voice. “Because once we start, I will not be able to talk to you. And you will not be able to turn back.”
- A Glimpse of Mount Vesuvius March 5, 2014
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- Textured wall in Leipzig on the street of many names (inc at one point April 17, 2014
- Dress to match the chilli you run past, I say! April 16, 2014
- Meet the Spoons: a cultural icon & family of four in Leipzig April 16, 2014
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