Category Archives: Travel

Haz Car

Well, there’s exciting. One of my cousins was trading up her car and, for reasons that I will get to shortly, the old one had no resale value. So she offered it to me for free. Obviously I had to … Continue reading

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August Is Cancelled

This summer the track work upgrading the Great Western Main Line reaches Bath. This is essential work and should result in a much better train service in years to come. However, there will be disruption. Specifically I will be unable … Continue reading

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Last Week on Ujima – Amy Morse, Glenda Larke, Bicycles, Art

I did manage to get a radio show done last week. Despite everything, I think I did OK. Here’s what went down. In the first half hour I welcomed local author, Amy Morse. We had a lovely chat about starting … Continue reading

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Post-Finncon

Today we traveled back to Helsinki from Jyväskylä. As usual, my Finnish friends insisted on showing me some of the best parts of their beautiful country. The day began with breakfast with Irma at a cafe on a place called … Continue reading

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Liverpool Wrap

Last night I met up with Alan Moore’s daughter, Leah. She and her husband, John Reppion, have been at many of the same conventions as me over the years, but we hadn’t seen each other much since they acquired a … Continue reading

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I Love Liverpool

Yeah, OK, there’s the Adelphi, but I am trying hard to block that from my mind. Actually it has been quite a while since I was here. The last time was in 2004, when I see I was a bit … Continue reading

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Yesterday on Ujima: Jamaica, Housing & Racism in Education

Not much literary stuff on the show yesterday, but some great content all the same. Paulette was back from her trip to Jamaica. We spent the first half hour talking about that. With us in the studio was Auntie Pearl … Continue reading

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The Road to Turku

The highway from Helsinki to Turku is mainly a view of endless forests of silver birch, punctuated by the occasional lake or farm. However, like any other major road, it has to have places along the way to allow drivers … Continue reading

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Arrived in Finland

Hello, I am here. Here being Helsinki. Yesterday I was in London. Tomorrow I will be in Turku. Thursday I get the ferry to Mariehamn. Bloggage will be limited. I note in passing, however, that Arlanda airport in Stockholm is … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Traveling While Trans

Every time I have to pass through a border control post into another country, I worry about what is going to happen to me. Most of you probably think that’s daft, but I invite you to consider what is happening … Continue reading

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The Far, Unfrozen North

Hello everyone, I am in Toronto. The journey went fairly well. The biggest problem that I had was the Tube being down between Kings Cross and Baker Street this morning (which at 8:30am is enough to almost bring London to … Continue reading

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Fly-By Posting from Brighton

Hello world, I am at World Fantasy. It is busy. Yesterday Kevin and I traveled down here and pretty much immediately got to work. Brit Mandelo and I did an interview with Claire Parker for the Time 4 T show … Continue reading

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Railway Mania

Yesterday the transport systems in the south of the UK were badly disrupted by weather that was less than mild. It was the wrong sort of rain, and the wrong sort of wind. This was not good, as I had … Continue reading

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Brighton Restaurants – The Wrap Post #WFC

Over the past few weeks I have done quite a few posts about places to eat in Brighton. I thought it would be useful to do a link post that collects them all in one place for easy RTing. Here … Continue reading

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Croatia Trip Wrap

I think I have everything processed now. There is a con report available here, complete with photos of the event. I should, of course, give huge thanks to everyone involved. To Mihaela, Bernard & Iggy, and to Milena, Marko & … Continue reading

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Špancirfest

Yesterday evening we drove about 70km to the nearby city of Varaždin to visit Špancirfest. The name means “walking festival”, which basically means that it is spread all over town. Let me explain. The city of Varaždin was almost completely … Continue reading

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The Museum of Broken Relationships

I spent much of yesterday wandering around Zagreb with Mihaela seeing the sights. That included riding the funicular railway and visiting the railway station for Kevin’s benefit. I also got to visit one of Zagreb’s most famous tourist destinations, the … Continue reading

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On The Road

One thing that Croatia is struggling to come to terms with is traffic. There is a proper freeway network now, which is how come Mirko and I were able to drive to Opatija in around 90 minutes on Friday night. … Continue reading

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Rijeka

As I mentioned this morning, the day began with a spectacular and prolonged thunder storm that put paid to Liburnicon’s plans for a pirate cruise around the islands. I’m sorry to have missed the trip, and in particular the colony … Continue reading

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Liburnicon Underway

Mirko and I drove to Opatija yesterday, through some really spectacular mountain scenery. The town is perched on the edge of the mountains, dropping precipitously towards the sea. There’s so little room to build, that everything stretches out along the … Continue reading

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