Dog days in Roman’s empire (Daily Telegraph)

The blurb would have us believe that as Benedict Allen and his team of huskies plunge over a precipice, the author asks himself: 'why do explorers put themselves in such dangerous situations? And – once the worst possible situation occurs – how do they find the resources to survive?’

By | 2018-03-07T14:28:50+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Books, Nature, Travel|0 Comments

Voulez-vous couchette avec moi ce soir? (Sunday Times)

The sleek, cramped Eurostar glides out of St Pancras at lunchtime; a couple of hours, a nip across Paris and we’re at Bercy, boarding the Palatino. The name conjures up in my mind an age of glamorous European sleepers but the train doesn’t live up to its heritage.

By | 2017-09-05T17:38:03+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Foreign reportage, Transport, Travel|Comments Off on Voulez-vous couchette avec moi ce soir? (Sunday Times)