Tintagel – or King Arthur, part I

In today's chapter of Cornwall Sunday, we'll go to Tintagel and meet King Arthur for the first time. It surely comes as no surprise the legendary leader was conceived in Cornwall, land of magic and mysteries. Have you heard the story of Arthur's conception? It's a tale of passion and deceit. (Clearly, nothing is new in the world).

Scenes from a Bahraini mall – empty elegance

Manama, Bahrain, 29 September 2009 It's 6:30 pm and I'm in Moda Mall at the World Trade Centre, wondering where all the people are. Moda is a huge shopping centre with high-end boutiques. Just from where I now sit, I see Louis Vuitton, Dior, Emporio [...]

The streets of Oslo are filled with love

Terrorism. In Oslo, one of the safest cities in the world, one of the most peaceful. A month ago, the worst tragedy since World War II hit Norway. A mad man, a terrorist, set off a bomb near the Prime Minister's office, killing 8. He [...]

Pizza night in the Italian countryside

Today is Thursday. I wish I were at La Tavola Marche, a wonderful agriturismo and cooking school in Le Marche, one of Italy's least known regions - and, as it happens, a wonderful place to have pizza in Italy. You see, every Thursday, Ashley and [...]

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