Ireland’s border country: walking the line and in love with the landscape

Since the Brexit referendum, the Irish border has again become a source of tension but on the ground it remains a fascinating wilderness of low mountains and fantastic hiking country

Salses-le-Chateau in France

I first saw this magnificent fortress from the train and I was delighted when the train stopped at a nearby station, which meant I could easily visit the castle on public transport. The reason I saw the fort is because it’s situated in the ideal spot between the Corbieres mountains and the Leucate lagoon. TheContinue reading “Salses-le-Chateau in France”

Watchtowers, drones and a toxic moat: the designs for Trump’s border wall

Some proposals for Trump’s border wall may look like spoofs, but they provide a fascinating window into the lurid anxieties of middle America

Dog Taxi in Norway

In the town of Kirkenes in Norway, close to the Russian border, you can take a dog-sled transfer to the Snow Hotel. Here’s how: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/feb/13/dog-taxi-airport-transfer-norway