24: Europe

“Are you sure you want to go the whole way?”, I asked in German“Yes, absolutely. I think it would be really interesting,” she replied. “For our readers.” I was flattered, but slightly concerned. It wasn’t what I’d had in mind at all, but then maybe it would be fun. After all sitting on trains for… Read more 24: Europe


Greetings all from the fashion capital of the world (no, not Düsseldorf, whatever it would have you believe). This week, I am mostly being in Milan. First impressions are favourable (helped by a hotel that exceeded expectations). The Central Station is an astonishing edifice – I really feel the word “building” doesn’t do it justice.… Read more Buongiorno


Time for a good old-fashioned spleen vent.Heathrow Express is frighteningly expensive. A return nowadays sets you back £29, which is almost £1 a minute. At peak times there’s substantial demand for the service which whisks you from Heathrow into central London in 15 minutes every 15 minutes. The trouble is when that “whisking” is more… Read more Heathrow