Next stop… Inebriation! The Wine Tram.

We need to talk about this tram: The Franschhoek Wine Tram. You get on the tram, it takes you to wine. You get back on the tram, it takes you to more wine. Forever.


Are we there yet? Mount Kinabalu.

A bug the size of my arm has just landed on my arm: Gargantuan and imposing, completely unconcerned by my shrieking, it basks in my noise. “It won’t harm you,” sighs our guide, Fabian, weary of insectophobics and their endless rain-forest miseries. How can the cardiac arrest I'm suffering not be classed as harm?! Then it’s … Continue reading Are we there yet? Mount Kinabalu.

How to see Iran without a Visa: The Burj Khalifa.

For somebody so terrified of heights? I have the strangest urge to climb mountains and sky-scrapers. Even if I do tend to lose dignity and consciousness through utter fear before I'm anywhere near the top. I've put myself through the ordeal of The CN Tower, The Empire State Building, The Willis (once Sears) Tower, The Stratosphere... but … Continue reading How to see Iran without a Visa: The Burj Khalifa.

Go see The World.

"When a friend first asked if I wanted to visit Lebanon Island on the weekend ... I thought it sounded a bit far for a day trip. Lebanon is over 3,000 nautical miles from Dubai... boasting a route plagued by Somali pirates, war-torn mess, and famine ... I WAS EXCITED, but it didn't sound like a leisurely Friday cruise - it sounded more like the sort of adventure Phileas Fogg would have if he'd 80 days to spare..."