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Climbing the Dragon’s Spine, China It curved and clawed away from me as I stared […]
A boy kicks a football in the red, barren dust. A cloud of burned, breathless […]
Reflections from one small country to another… So here we are again, floating in that […]
Tomorrow, I’m heading to Africa. (Although it will probably be today by the time you […]
The Japanese call it Gunkanjima. But Bond knew it as the base camp for Silva, […]
Is it Burma or Myanmar? I arrived under cover of darkness. Deep, night, darkness. I […]
Aswan For over two thousand years people have stood where I’m standing now. And yet […]
Lantau, Hong Kong On Lantau Island at the mouth of the Pearl River, the buffalo […]
Around the corner is the Old Quarter. Around the corner is the vision of Hanoi […]
The Cour des Loges Hotel Review As hotels go, the Cour des Loges didn’t need […]
It was just before midnight. Our slow procession blinked past the checkpoint, wisps of hair […]
Tomorrow it will be too late to plan and too late to pack.
Tomorrow, the dragon route begins…
Kakadu. The sound is soft yet distinctive, like a bird call that rolls and unfolds across the willows and the reeds, the waters, the low and smoky air, to reach me on the scrunched and scorched soil. On the earth that is itself Kakadu.
In a few days’ time I board a train on a journey that’ll take me right up to Christmas and from there it’s only a hop, skip and a paper party hat and some leftover turkey until that New Year’s Eve arrives.
Sometimes I dream that I am falling. Apparently, everyone does. But more often than that…
It’s an inauspicious start. No map. No SatNav. No cash – my very last dihram cleared out by the unexpected fuel charge.
No internet access to check the route. No signal on my iPhone. Just a pen, a scrap of paper and a hastily scribbled map, uneven streaks of biro connecting Moroccan towns that appeared on a picture in the hotel lobby.
The final instalment of the Iron Route Journey. East, West, Good, Bad, Win, Lose, Draw.
Another look at 1989.
Sometimes things go wrong in life. The printer at the car hire company breaks, the sat nav doesn’t work, the
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