Outstanding museums and art galleries, great bookstores and music shops, and brilliant eating – as long as you know where to find it – London has long been a place I’ve loved for a cultural and culinary escape, so here’s my Cool Travel Guide to London. SEE I know I’m back in London when I … Read more about Cool Travel Guide to London
Clear skies, crisp light, sunny days, cool nights. Marrakech has long been one of my favourite winter destinations, since my first visit to the terracotta city from our home in Abu Dhabi almost fourteen years ago. Back then the appeal was partly the respite from the sweltering Arabian Gulf heat – along with the spicy … Read more about Cool Travel Guide to Marrakech
Yesterday I provided some tips on how to choose a guidebook, my advice being don’t judge a guidebook by its cover, judge it by its author, just as you would any other book. The way I see it, if you’re buying a novel (compelling story aside) you’re buying the book based on the author’s talent, … Read more about Don’t judge a guidebook by its cover: but should you judge it by its brand?
Last week we wrote the posts Brilliant minds think alike, or, Why so many guidebooks share the same listings: part 1 and part 2, in which Terence and I tried to explain why guidebook reviews don’t always resemble the places they’re written about, and why reviews of a certain place across a number of books … Read more about Don’t judge a guidebook by its cover: judge it by its author, or, How to choose a guidebook
Just in case you’re now wishing you were at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games after seeing the spectacular Opening Ceremony, and are inspired to book a flight… check out my Cool Travel Guide to Beijing. By no means exhaustive, it’s simply a list of favorite things to do in the smoggy city. What to do The … Read more about The Cool Travel Guide to Beijing