Lisbon, Portugal

Posted Posted in Europe, Real World Travels

  I couldn’t believe my eyes when, a few days before I was planning to fly to Lisbon from Australia, I saw on Twitter that a freak hurricane was heading towards the Atlantic coast of Portugal and northern Spain, before heading to Ireland. Hurricane Ophelia was yet another in the series of devastating tropical storms […]

Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted Posted in Asia, Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

  Today feels like a real adventure. A journey into a land of fire and oil, mountains and mud. While not necessarily a recommended destination for journalists, Azerbaijan is certainly a fascinating place for travellers. And virtual travel, of course, just makes it easier to get around. A former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan is bounded by four […]

Havana, Cuba

Posted Posted in Caribbean, Virtual Travel Tales

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Yo grito, tu gritas, todos gritamos por el helado! Leroy and I have made a virtual dash for Cuba for the express purpose of eating ice cream. Helado, in Spanish. It’ll all make sense in a minute. Especially when I mention that the temperature is […]


Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

It’s been 23 years since I was last in Austria but, since I didn’t come to the university city of Graz as a backpacker, I can’t tell you if it has changed much in that time. Although I’m pretty certain there wouldn’t have been many, if any, excellent minimalist coffee dispensaries then. Leroy and I […]