Tag Archives: travel


Long Way Down

Following on the success of Long Way Round, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s next adventure is captured in Long Way Down. This tells the tale of their motorcycle journey from the top of Scotland all the way down through Africa to Cape Town. I found myself […]


Long Way Round

In Long Way Round, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman tell the story of their epic motorcycle journey around the world, starting in london and heading east through Europe, Asia and America to end in New York. This journey was also the subject of a TV […]

A Journey Begun

You could see the whole world, that day. The sky was a clear, brilliant blue that seemed to be limitless, an unplumbed depth far above. It was the kind of day on which you can feel all your concerns dissipating, drawn into that endless open […]


Gulliver’s Travels

I first started reading Jonathan Swift’s classic Gulliver’s Travels way back in 2004. At the time, however, it was a bit much for me and I only made it about a third of the way through. As a result, it was with some trepidation that, […]



A Christmas gift that I only now got around to reading, Tribe is the autobiographical account of Bruce Parry’s time spent with 15 different tribes across the globe. He did this for a BBC television show, but also wrote a book detailing his experiences. This […]