With SXSW 2014 around the corner NPR just ran an article titled ‘Do I Come To SXSW If I Don’t Have A Badge or Billion Dollars?’
The answer to this question being YES.
Click here for a similar article I wrote for The Guardian last year; still worth reading for anyone thinking about a last-minute jaunt.
Decked out in their Sunday best. Just moved in across the road from a baptist church. The gospel singing woke me up.
Back to winter, Washington.
Busses and Boats to the Isle of Arran on the West Coast of Scotland. I can see why they call the island ‘Scotland in miniature’. With clumps of towns dotted amongst wilder woodlands and mountains, it does encapsualte some of the qualities (at least the ‘romantic’ stereotyped version) of Scotland in a scaled down format.
View of The Blue Ridge Mountains after walking along the Shenandoah stretch of the Appalachian trail. The day was complete after chancing upon a Virginian diner on the road home, where I ate a ‘chicken-fried’ Steak next to customers with gun holsters strapped to their waist, followed by a soggy piece of chocolate pie. The pie wasn’t great, but thought better of complaining. America.
Having fun with film, horses and boats in rural Virginia.
Some i-phone shots from around my new neighbourhood in Washington, D.C, Columbia Heights.
Columbia Heights fo’ life yo. Or 6 months at least.
I toured around the South West of France (in a badass red Mini Cooper) for the first time a few weeks ago. The region is abundant in affluence, but through a combination of bikes, friends, cheap oysters and delicous French supermarket food - it was easy enough to do on a budget. A great part of the country. The ‘Wine Country’. Bordeaux/Audenge/Basin de Arachon were highlights - I urge all to visit. Accompanying article coming soon.
Also wrote a nightlife guide to Budapest for Miller Check it out here.
Just wrote a feature about Amsterdam’s ‘Hidden Hotspots’ for the Miller Music Guide. Full article here.