No Accounting For Taste

Looking back at my Facebook feed, it seems I am in actual fact doing an alcohol tour of the world. So, for the record, that is incidental, OK!?!?!? But seriously, Reims has been on my radar ever since my brother Simon taught me to appreciate wine properly (and no, I...

Mobile Home In My Head

As of the end of today, I have been travelling around Europe for four weeks. This makes it just shy of five months since I left South Africa after packing up my life there. The further I get down this timeline, the faster is seems to be moving. I have written quite a...

The Comfort of Strangers

I left the UK for a more temporary lifestyle 3 weeks ago today. Since then I have been in Barcelona, Cadaques, Toulouse, Le Dorat and now Reims. This has included 9 trains and 2 busses, a couple of bummed lifts and kilometres of walking. Already my perspective on a...

Massacre At Oradour Sur Glane

I am currently in the French region of Limousin, the second least populace region of the country. It’s a land of forests, rivers, cattle farming and wide open spaces. It is also home to one of the great civilian atrocities of the Second World War: the Massacre at...

Hello Toulouse

Picking a soundtrack for the nearly 5 hour trip from Figueres to Toulouse I of course plumped for The Stranglers… Just because of Goodbye Toulouse really. The Stranglers were one of the first bands that I really really got into a big way and kinda collected...