As a break from tweeting pointlessly about drinking coffee in service stations in uninspiring locations like the M5, I thought I’d blog about drinking coffee in much more interesting places. … Continue reading Merienda: Medialunas and cafecitos in Buenos Aires
Spring has most definitely arrived in Buenos Aires. It was a day or two late, but it’s fascinating to see the responses here. The other day I went to see … Continue reading Spring has Sprung: Metal flowers in Buenos Aires
I did it the wrong way round. First I went to the enormous city of the dead, Recoleta Cemetery, where you can see Evita’s tomb, a flat panel of black … Continue reading On the Evita Trail
Plane travel can put you into a state of suspended reality, where you’re inured from both your origin and your destination. I find this can sometimes be a distinct advantage. … Continue reading Comfortably Numb
Can someone please teach me this desirable craft? Too late for my rucksack (or backpack, as I should probably say, to sound more international, now I’m on the road. Well, … Continue reading The Art of Packing Lightly
Well, post number 1 was successful! Have had some great comments on the ‘Why go anywhere?’ question – thanks, and keep then coming. Taking into account the input so far, … Continue reading Travel to lose yourself
In The Art of Travel, Alain de Boton points out that while we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we hear little of why we should go. … Continue reading Why go anywhere?