Glasgow’s hidden gems

It’s 3.30 on a fairly typical Glasgow Spring afternoon, and I am standing in horizontal freezing rain in the midst of a fake Neolithic stone circle. Behind me, a 20-storey apartment block – which...

Scenes of the crimes

By Jimmy Thomson The elegant woman along the counter had seen better days and worse nights, judging by her sad eyes and “step away”...

Stop the bus: Confessions of a tour guide

"Stop the bus!" The only time you usually get to say that on an organised tour is at a time of disaster: Someone's been left behind, last night's dinner...

Night and day in Luang Prabang

Wandering around the streets of Luang Prabang in northern Laos, trying out some new settings on my newish Nikon, I came across this.  Two European backpackers escape the heat of their hotel rooms and...

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