It's no longer “change at the Ukrainian border”, it's now “change at Mukachevo”

Despite recent and precarious Hungarian-Ukrainian relations, I sensed both a new dawn and seasonal…

10 December 2018 - 02.12 PM

Sleep then fly, fly then sleep

Never again, never ever again, we said, after crawling out of bed at 3am and gloomily standing in…

05 December 2018 - 09.12 AM

Xinjiang is an epitome of China's tremendous changes

In 1988, I flew to Urumqi airport aboard the Ilyushin IL-96 airliner at dusk. The terminal was like…

15 November 2018 - 01.11 PM

Supping with ghosts of Freud, Mozart

The Kaffeehäuser are said to be the public living rooms of Vienna. The home of Mozart, Klimt and…

03 October 2018 - 09.10 AM

Wonder in the wilds

It's always a pleasure for my family and I to spend summer holidays on the road, as we often make…

13 September 2018 - 09.09 AM