I recently visited the Middle East for the first time
On a recent visit to Porto, I hopped over the Douro to the neighbouring city of Vila Nova de Gaia whose smart riverfront is defined by port money.
Last month I spent a glorious weekend in sodden Somerset, which at time time was still knee-deep in flood-water in some places.
I’ve been slowly and somewhat unwittingly accumulating Herb Lester’s catalogue of quirky travel guides and paraphernalia.
As 2013 drew to a close, I wrote a piece for The Independent on the new hotels to look out for this year.
It was a bright, crisp, post-Christmas Sunday, so to work off some of those duck-fat potatoes I hopped on my bike and set off for Wimbledon.
Christmas decorations started to pop up as early as September and the lights have been burning bright for weeks.