In transit: All in the name of efficiency

JFK 18 Oct 2019 All in the name of efficiency: Friday tip on how to unintentionally make friends at airports. Picture the scene: Airport security, pretty busy, couple hundred people in line. Finally my turn. I go through that machine where you raise your arms [...]

2019-11-13T08:26:58+00:0018 October 2019|New York, Real-time|

In transit: Fear and folly in Liechtenstein

Malbun, 28 August 2018 I'm driving from Zürich to Chur today, and as I’m going past anyway, I decide to stop off in Liechtenstein. Just a whim. Have a cup of tea. Maybe open a bank account. It’s like Switzerland, y’know. On steroids. (Although, to [...]

2018-08-30T09:47:06+00:0028 August 2018|Liechtenstein, Real-time|

In transit, the Lebanese edition: Not exactly my commute

Rafiq Hariri airport, Beirut 18 May 2018 Folks, today I’ve been so far out of my comfort zone, I might never find my way back in. ‘My Commute’, episode 2: ‘Not Exactly My Commute’. Now, the greatest danger in Lebanon is not armed lunatics (that’s [...]

2018-08-30T09:32:56+00:0018 May 2018|Lebanon, Real-time|

In transit, the Swiss edition: Be quiet!

Herzogenbuchsee 21 April 2018 After a day in Lucerne, I'm on the train back to Geneva, sitting across from a group of Americans. The loud sort; physically unable to speak softly, I think. In the niiiicest possible way (in accordance with my newly adopted 'kill'em [...]

2018-06-21T21:35:46+00:0021 April 2018|Real-time, Switzerland|
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