Book Review: The Cities Book by Lonely Planet

Book Review: The Cities Book by Lonely Planet

Cities are an endless source of fascination for the traveller. They might offer centuries of history, stunning modern architecture, or trendy nightlife. Most have a variety of cuisine and entertainment, and they all have a few surprises to stumble upon. The new...
Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

Books to Read Before You Visit Ireland

I’ve been thinking about what books I’d recommend to anyone visiting Ireland for the first time. It’s not an easy task. Ireland’s long and sometimes troubled history, combined with a rich folklore, has provided plenty of inspiration and lots of classic writers. Here...
Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

I enjoy street art. I like the colour, the boldness and the frequent subversiveness. And I like the way that street art is often associated with the renewal of places that have been damaged, whether through poverty, violence, or – as in the case of Christchurch,...
Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Book Review: Tragic Shores by Thomas H Cook

Tragic Shores is the first non-fiction title by Thomas H Cook, a prolific crime and suspense novelist. It is a travel memoir with a difference, an account of the author’s visits to “dark places”, places where sometimes unimaginable levels of human brutality and...