Archive for March, 2012

Places

Riads – the best way to stay in Morocco

Riads – the best way to stay in Morocco

It’s easy to forget that the far-flung exoticism and hot Saharan beauty of Morocco is only a short-haul flight away. A long weekend is substantial enough to immerse yourself in […]

by × March 29, 2012 × 0 comments

Places

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

Image from Conde Nast Traveller Imagine happening upon this cosy little capsule after a tough and potentially life-threatening climb. I’d imagine it must be the Alpine equivalent of a desert mirage, […]

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Culture

Top five: bookshops around the world

Top five: bookshops around the world

The age of the Kindle isn’t just sneaking up, it’s here. On buses, on the tube and everywhere you look, people are gazing into the abyss of their little black […]

by × March 27, 2012 × 0 comments

Places

New York’s hidden subway station

New York’s hidden subway station

City Hall subway station in New York. This palatial station with its tiled ceilings, ornate glass and brass fixtures opened in 1904, but sadly, its elegance wasn’t to be enjoyed […]

by × March 25, 2012 × 0 comments

Places

Top five: European cycling destinations

Top five: European cycling destinations

Two years ago, I discovered cycling. Even though it was the wrinkle-inducing daily scrum on the tube that got me started (rather than a penchant for exercise), I was hooked […]

by × March 21, 2012 × 0 comments