Category: Places

The Friday Photo: Rice Terraces

This time next week we’ll be in the Middle East, landscapes of deserts, river, rock and mountain. But rice terraces form some of the loveliest...

A Big Day Out

How much of London can you see in a single day? Armed with a London Pass and the very best intentions to get out of...

The Friday Photo: Tower Bridge

We’ve spent most of this week being tourists in London, which used to be our home town. And Tower Bridge, the late Victorian edifice that...

On the Politics of Museums

The more time we spend in museums around the world, the more I come to realise how very, very political they are. Take the National...

In Which I Lose My Child. Again.

“Yeah,” I say to Z. “It’s too cold to walk a mile in this. Let’s catch the Metro…” After our chilly arrival, we are beginning...

The Friday Photo: Sofia Cathedral

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, isn’t on many people’s bucket lists. But the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an enormous Byzantine revival edifice erected to celebrate the...