Tibet and Nepal

Tibet and Nepal

I want to describe my last visit to Nepal, a fascinating little Himalayan country.

Thirty years have passed since I was last in Kathmandu. My presence there was both dramatic — I had been kicked out of Tibet — but …

Diary of my Scottish Book Tour

Diary of my Scottish Book Tour

Some rather ridiculous impressions from my recent bike/book tour in Scotland…in diary format. The photo above is of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, taken in 1987 by my friend Uli Zimmerman.

20 October, Edinburgh

Today I will fly to …

Bizarre Airport Experiences

Bizarre Airport Experiences

I travel a lot by plane even though it’s environmentally destructive and increasingly boring. Airports in places like Bucharest or Tirana used to be so different from anything we’d seen in the west – the airport terminal in Tirana, a …