Singapore

​Well, where to start? I flew out of Delhi on Malaysian Airlines,  not without a little concern if I’m to be honest. Their track record with good fortune is not the best these days, and it is said that this might explain their lack of popularity and the lower prices they offer. Being on a…

India

​Things are starting to get a bit faster. It is always like this, at the beginning of a trip it’s a bit of a struggle to get your brain into gear. It took me nearly a month to fall in love with my North American trip, I blame it on the extended loneliness. It is…

Dubai

​Leaving Tehran is easy, the much advertised trafic on the way to the airport does not really ever materialise. So it happens I am early and this increases, as if necessary, the time I spend in an airport today. I am sharing the seat with the neighbour from hell. An Iranian tyre salesman that works…

In Iran

It’s early in the morning, ten past four to be precise, when I land in Tehran. Getting out of Istanbul was a doddle, but my immense randomness hit me again in the face. I had planned to load up on cash at the airport, some dollars and some euros, as I had seen that there…

Istanbul

Landed out of Europe. On the positive side the alphabet is much clearer, on the negative side it’s a whole new culture to get into. Hold on is that not why I’m doing all this? Quite glad I had some euros, 25 of them have gone into the visa to get into the country. I…

Athens

First stop in the the winter trip is Athens. I have never been to mainland Greece, but the real reason for coming is not that. Kenneth and Viky are a couple of friends that I made while studying in Edinburgh back in 1995. He’s Danish and she’s Greek. They were both over to Scotland studying…

Europe in between

So, that’s it, another big trip is over. After Europe, Oceania and South America in bicycle, Europe and North America in motorbike and a bit of kicking about in between I’m back on the mother land and on my way to spend a few weeks between the UK and Italy before I set off again…

Copenhagen

The last stop on the way to the UK is Copenhagen. I get there in the evening after a red eye from NY to Oslo and an afternoon flight from Oslo to Copenhagen. Oslo airport is nice but not nice enough to justify spending 6 hours in it. Unfortunately this is what happens when you…

New York

Second stop is the Big Apple. I have not been in New York for quite some time, 2005 to be precise. This will be the third time, the first was in 1999. The flight is short and sweet and getting around is almost too easy, I only have a backpack, no need to worry about…

Miami

And then the way back. I’ve discovered that, if you have a whole bunch of time you can almost spend less money taking many short flights than a long one. For this reason I have decided to make a bunch of stops between Austin and Glasgow. The first one is Miami. I’ve never been to…