Writer on travel, architecture, social affairs and the arts for the Independent, Financial Times, Guardian, BuzzFeed, CNN.com, the BBC and Airbnb
It’s hard to think of a country in which it’s easier to believe in myths than Iceland. After all, the Nordic country’s landscape is shaped by glaciers, lava fields, geysers and rivers whose banks forever shift and slide. It even inspired writer J.R.R. Tolkien to create the fantastical territory of Middle Earth, which features in his widely admired novels.
Perhaps Iceland’s geographical location can be credited for both its starkly beautiful terrain and the folklore woven aroun...
The island, one of the triumphs of the Cyclades, has for years been a refuge for pleasure-seekers. My sister is one of them...
Simon Busch on a region of Portugal – in the middle of the Atlantic – where the islanders dwell in dormant volcanoes, the pineapples are the sweetest on the planet and locals in the capital are fashioning their own hyper-creative downtown before your very eyes
This under-the-radar Caucasus jewel just got more accessible, says Simon Busch – here's how to make the most of every minute there
Independent travellers have long been in the know, keeping the arty, tasty, cheap and – shall we say – liquid pleasures of Georgia’s capital to themselves. But with direct Georgian Airways flights from London to Tbilisi launching last year, this Caucasus jewel has become a lot more accessible.