Kotor: Captivating, charming, crowded

From the moment my driver stopped the car and let me out at the Sea Gate, one of three entrances to its Old Town, I was stupefied by Kotor. And by the time I had been there only a few minutes I had decided that it was possibly the most beguiling city I’d ever beenContinue reading “Kotor: Captivating, charming, crowded”

Why I’m not afraid to be a tourist

As a long-term part-time traveller and moving in social media circles, albeit on the edge of them, I come across those oh-so-serious types all the time. “Be a traveller, not a tourist,” they declare.  “Get off the beaten path”. “Don’t follow the herd”.  “Do your own thing”. Blah, blah blah, blah, BLAH. Jesus, they needContinue reading “Why I’m not afraid to be a tourist”

Horror in Hungary – a first-hand experience

Prologue:  Three years ago today I was in Budapest and I experienced this situation first hand.  It remains the single most horrific thing I have ever witnessed when travelling.  That night I wrote this piece.  It’s as relevant today as it was then, if not more so. Rewind 36 months…