Trumping up fear: can American voters defy their media agenda?
A look at how the current trend of Islamophobia in the United States has many precedents, and how it is in the interests of politicians to fan the flames of bigotry.
Landscape hunting in Italy – Part 1
Take an art trail that follows the footsteps of Renaissance masters
My first impression of Asia
A visual account of a few weeks traveling North India, my travelling debut in Asia. First stop, Delhi.
Sharm el Sheikh and how Egyptian security came under fire
THE last time that I researched the cost of an all-inclusive holiday on the Red Sea Riviera, it came to around £400 per head. The price included flights, transfers, 7 nights in a 4-5* hotel, breakfast, lunch, dinner and all you can drink, plus almost certainly a belly dancing display. The 5 * hotels at […]
Should Government revise safety advice on Hurghada and other Red Sea resorts?
UNTIL last year, Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera was by and large considered a safe place to travel. At least that was the general tone of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidelines. Advising against all travel to North Sinai and all but essential travel to the south of the peninsula, the FCO has maintained a level […]
Homes that come with old residents (and bumps in the night)
Conversions of old lunatic buildings may have problems but it does not deter buyers
Turkish property delights Gulf spenders
Huge capital returns are fuelling a boom in Istanbul
Who are the Hikikomori?
The story of an estimated million Japanese living in complete isolation
Turkish delights put Istanbul on a par with the Big Apple
Chinese tourists drive surge in numbers visiting Istanbul in 2015
What’s in a name? How property developments get their titles
How Hong Kong developers play the name game