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+01:0028 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+01:0018 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+01:0021 April 2018|Real-time, Switzerland|

In transit, the Belgian edition: Not in the whole Kingdom

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve 11 December 2017 On the train from Luxembourg to Brussels, there is no plug points, extremely scanty mobile reception, and you cannot buy so much as a cup of tea. In fact, according to the conductor: 'You can buy nothing on this train. No [...]

2018-06-21T21:34:48+01:0011 December 2017|Belgium, Real-time|