Category Archive: Europe

The Farewell Tour and Grand Finale

US | Canada | Austria | London | The end of January saw me embark on what was fondly named “The Farewell Tour” of North America – so called because I’m not planning… Continue reading

Bikes, Wine and Cheetahs

Malawi | South Africa | Qatar | London |   I have never been a cyclist.  So, I’m not quite sure why then, I agreed to mountain bike across Malawi with my friend… Continue reading

Diving and Dining

PNG | Oz | Shanghai | Switzerland | UK | Looking for an insider’s perspective on Papua New Guinea, I took advantage of the fact that my friend Peter was there (he grew… Continue reading

Kaiserschmarrn and Kalishnikovs

Austria | London | Djibouti | Somaliland |   Only a couple of days after leaving West Africa it was quite surreal to find myself skiing in the midst of the Austrian Alps. … Continue reading

The Gang Together in the Gulf

Dubai | Oman | London | Late October saw me on a plane to Dubai for a mini-reunion with great ex-Toronto friends affectionately known as “The Gang”.  Germans Dani and Robert had moved… Continue reading

Pools, Professors and Pavlovas

Sicily | Washington DC | Lake District, UK | October starts on the island of Sicily at Al Plemmirio – a huge seaside villa near Siracusa, named to Conde Nast’s “Best Beach Villas… Continue reading

Birthdays, Balkans and Bowlines

Michigan | Serbia | Croatia | London | Well – the last few weeks have been a blur of social activity.  It’s hard to believe that I can be unemployed and still not… Continue reading