Our columnist, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, has a sobering moment on the tireless streets of New York.
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Nikki Werner returns to Berlin after a 7-year absence and finds a confident, colourful and culturally diverse capital where a sense of history doesn’t mean historical baggage, and food and fun abound.
We decided to go see Cuba before the Americans came in and lined it with Starbucks. I expected to find fading mansions and palm trees and sweet senoritas swishing down the avenidas in short skirts with a sassy sway.
I have always been intrigued by books set in India, particularly around the time of the Raj, and I could certainly identify with the Britishers that fled the oppressive heat of the south and headed for cooler climes in the foothills of the Himalayas.
In the two months I had given myself to explore India I thought I would follow in the footsteps of Monisha Rajesh, a young British journalist of Indian descent who had written a highly entertaining book: Around India in 80 Trains.
My bucket list was empty when I boarded the Emirates aircraft on my 59th birthday, heading to New Delhi to begin an eight month solo trip to the East.
I was looking forward to Miami but I arrived on the coldest 19 November ever recorded. Two days earlier it had been the hottest 17 November ever recorded, but now the skies were grey and a sharp and the sea was jade-green and streaked with white.
In Bali, there are no sidewalks. There is no walking. Only riding. Crazy riding. So what to do? Surrender all. Andy Ellis hires a scooter and finds himself embraced in a world where the Vespa is king.
There’s a brand new ‘super ship’ cruising the south of France these days. Justin Fox stepped aboard for a week of touring and regal pampering.
Thanks to the modern day ‘Rail Europe tourist pass’, pocketing an ‘open’ ticket has never been easier. It’s not the first time I’ve done it – and it won’t be the last, but in Germany in particular, the über-efficient Deutshe Bahn service is a very cool way of getting about.