In transit, the Liechtenstein edition: Fear and folly in Malbun

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 [...]

2021-11-24T17:39:46+00:0028 August 2018|Liechtenstein, Real-time|

In transit, the Lebanese edition: Not exactly my commute

Rafiq Hariri airport, Beirut 18 May 2018Folks, today I’ve been so far out of my comfort zone, I might never find my way back in.Now, the greatest danger in Lebanon is not armed lunatics (that’s a whole other place). Here, it’s... traffic!! There appears to [...]

2020-11-19T21:54:23+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+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|

In transit, the German edition part II: Lawbreaker in Germany

22 nov 2017It appears I might be able to add lawbreaker in Germany to my CV. I have just received a letter informing me of just such an exciting prospect.  Something to do with a hire car, as you can see - in Heidelberg on [...]

2021-11-24T17:28:33+00:0022 November 2017|Germany, Real-time, Road trips|
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