Travel: Are AMERICAN TOURISTER Bags Worth the Money?

‘American Tourister products are rigorously tested to ensure that the travel products you trust meet stringent standards.’ from American Tourist website. Now I don’t know what their rigorous tests involve but they can’t do too much where the wheels are concerned or they need me to conduct their rigorous tests. Granted the beautiful wheely bag […]

Cardiff: A Different Man

March 12 1983 is the date I left New Zealand to return to the UK and Wales so this date has historical significance. Time and resources dictate swift action so London is lost, exchanged for the M4. Three decades later, ten years after leaving, seven years since my last visit and five years’ in China […]

Brussels: Days of Future Past

In 2000 I dismissed Belgium and its capital as nothing less than nowhere ville and spent most of my four hours waiting for a bus to Paris at the down and dirty north station. 18 years’ later and it’s still grim. Full of drunks, the homeless (other than nomadic me) and armed police. If not […]

Barcelona: Garden Recalled

The clock ticks forward; complex and constant, friend and foe. Andorra is caught between two countries and two towns. France and Spain, Toulouse and Barcelona. As the latter is my first international city I swing round for my third visit and after my night of purgatory at El Prat’s T2, knew just where to go. […]