Travellers vs tourists

This is a subject I’ve wanted to talk about for a while because as divides between fundamentally similar people go, this battle blows skiers vs snowboarders out of the water. Go and take a look at this link here. Go on. This is epitome of travellers vs tourists and shows very clearly that the artist… More Travellers vs tourists

Vilnius

In March 2011, I went to Lithuania. I went – of all stupid reasons – because I’d written the first draft of a silly spy novel (which never made it beyond the first draft) and set one scene there and now I wanted to see it for real. Telling people you’re going to Baltic former… More Vilnius

Year Abroad: Lausanne

When I was a student, I spent a year living in Neuchâtel, a French-speaking town in western Switzerland. Lausanne is only three quarters of an hour away by two fast trains – well, there are two trains an hour, one to Geneva and one to Lausanne but they run one right behind the other and you… More Year Abroad: Lausanne

Swanage & Durlston

Today I’m in the UK and I have a travelling companion. This is Tom: We took advantage of a beautiful day during the Christmas holidays (the first Christmas holiday I’ve had in five years). Actually, we chose the date five days in advance and the fact that it was beautiful was just us being lucky. So… More Swanage & Durlston

2016 review

On a general, global scale, the world has acknowledged that 2016 has been… not one of our better years. What with celebrity deaths, presidential elections, EU referenda, wars, atrocities and the ongoing existence of Nigel Farage, the big picture has not been pretty. And the small picture – my life? There have been highlights. There… More 2016 review

A blog within a blog?

Yes, this is a blog within a blog. For when I want to witter on about something that doesn’t really merit its own post but is going to have one anyway. A sort of diary – which is what a blog originally was, more or less.