How to stop time in the Swiss Alps

There are few remaining great train rides in the world. Yet somehow I’d bamboozled my way onto one of them: a four-day journey through Switzerland on a trifecta of Alpine express lines.

Room with a boo-boo

Tyson Jopson questions the integrity of holiday accommodation brochures and compiles a handy ‘brochure lingo’ code-breaker.

Meet Malawi

Beyond Lake Malawi, the country’s idyllic tourist distraction, lies it’s true fabric – honest, colourful, resilient, ripped and flawed.

Man trapped in airport alone makes epic music video

There are two things you can do when you’re stuck in airport on an overnight delay – get into that novel you’ve been dragging around with you but never opened, or you can shoot a Celine Dion music video.

When cultural immersion goes wrong

Lest we scorn the unenlightened tourist, who flails his arms and thinks raising his voice will magically elucidate his words. At least he is honest, and less likely to drown in sewage.