The List: January

As promised, to celebrate my 50th year I’ll be posting (per month) some (anything and anyone I can remember) of the cultural shenanigans I’ve been fortunate to see, hear and visit (and those I want to visit) as well as national days. Note I have been unable to get dates for some of my intended […]


A few weeks’ ago I was fortunate to attend my very first World Travel Market in London. I think I am ‘almost’ recovered from almost three solid days of walking through the stands and stalls (and moving house). Here’s a quick breakdown of events as they unfolded… Media Centre and Opposite Airlines DAY ONE It’s my […]

Yuka Fujii: Like Planets Exhibition

How bizarre the nomadic road that guides has lead me back to Britannia at a most tumultuous time in its history yet it’s in the quieter hinterland of Hackney I find myself pondering the second JAPAN related exhibition in as many months.  Just as my residence in Lewisham afforded me the chance to see Steve […]

London: Nostalgia in the Now

Nostalgia hangs thick in the air of the UK and especially with London. When I return to my spiritual home (Heathrow) literally a city within a city, a Vatican for avgeeks, I find British Airways are not only still flying the jumbo but some are in retro colour schemes recalling 1983 (Negus & Negus designed […]

Lisbon: Here at the Western World

*Due to unforeseen circumstances this is not the blog I envisioned, something on par and as detailed as my Helsinki blog – still one of my faves which deserves more eyes and curious minds. As for Lisboa, I’ve had to cobble together a piece as best I can from my notes on this my sophomore visit to […]

Seville: A Saucerful of Secrets

Frying or freezing could have been the title here. I am no stranger to the heat but more so in Asia. 37 was commonplace In Guangzhou. Likewise freezing in hostel dorms or on public transport and so Seville breathes a familiar air. My expectation was to be done with the cauldron city within a few hours […]