‘There is a Nation, wherever we go,
with places to talk about, and people to know.’
– Jack Hues (Wang Chung)
WHERE I’VE BEEN
*The Atlas is a work in progress, please bear with me while I gradually renew some of the older content.
Place: Vienna (pre-blog).
See Nomad book.
Place: Brisbane, Bundaberg, Gold Coast (Coolangatta/Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise at the time), Melbourne, Sydney (all pre-blog).
Culture: Sgt. Iva’s Magical Mystery Tour (Spinning the Big Wheel), Over the Line (ICEHOUSE Bsides), RE:COVERED – Australian Music Design – IN PROGRESS
Place: Bruges, Brussels
Place: Phnom Penh
Place: Beijing, Changsha, Chenzhou, Dongguan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Kunming, Nanning, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen (external link)(For those not highlighted, see the HOUSE OF MANY FACES book).
Culture: China – Frustrations and Fascinations, Five Years in a Kingdom of Red, Guangzhou Opera House – After Zaha, In Search of Old Baiyun, Metro Museum, Playing Boule with the Chinese (on old site), The Through Train, Transport to the Max! Xiaozhou Art Village
CZECH REPUBLIC (now CZECHIA)
Place: Prague (pre-blog but covered in the Nomad book).
Place: Copenhagen (pre-blog)
Place: Bath, Birmingham – IN PROGRESS, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Chester, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Swindon (most pre-blog but some covered in the Nomad book and Oxford in the Year Amid Winter book, you can buy both here).
Culture: Bomberg at the National, Brian Eno’s Diary (book review), Culture Under Attack! In Search of Croydon, Duran Duran (Which Way is Duranistan), Mark Hollis (eulogy), No-Man (album review), No-Man Urban Disco (the London songs), QUEEN (Hot Space), Dylan Jones’ Sweet Dreams (book review), Yuka Fujii Like Planets (exhibition)
Culture: The Nordic Theory of Everything
Culture/Music: 50 Years of Planet Jarre – IN PROGRESS
Music: Alphaville, Claudia Brücken – IN PROGRESS
Culture: In Search of Hellinikon
HONG KONG (now part of CHINA)
Place: Hong Kong
Place: Cork, Dublin, Galway, Sligo (all pre-blog but featured in Voyage of Nomad)
Culture: Songs of Faith and Devotion (Perry album review)
Music: Perry Blake
ISLE OF MAN: Douglas (postponed)
Place: Florence, Pompeii, Rome, Sorrento, Venice (see Nomad book)
Culture: Nomad Italia
MACAO (now part of CHINA)
Place: Macao City (no blog)
MACEDONIA (now NORTH MACEDONIA)
Place: Kuala Lumpur (pre-blog)
Place: Valletta – IN PROGRESS
Place: Monaco (pre-blog but covered in Nomad)
Place: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague (all pre-blog but Amsterdam covered in Nomad)
Place: Auckland, Gisborne, Napier, Nelson, Palmeston North, Queenstown, Rotorua, Wanganui, Wellington (most of these were in my youth so obviously pre-blog). See also Year Amid Winter for extensive writing on Auckland.
Culture: Transport – More Fun in the Philippines?
Culture: In Search of Mokotowski, Neon Lights, Travellers Cafe.
Place: Faro, Lisbon, Sintra
Place: Edinburgh, Fort William, Glasgow, Inverness (all pre-blog)
Culture: The poem Lyrical Scotland appears in Notate, buy it here.
Music: Hats off to the Scots (Simple Minds, The Blue Nile, Love and Money, The Big Dish, Aztec Camera, Del Amitri, Chvrches and many more)
Culture: Transport Nostalgia (part of revised Barcelona blog), The Murals of San Isidro
Place: Malmo (pre-blog)
Music: Stina Nordenstam – IN PROGRESS
Place: Geneva, Montreux (pre-blog)
Culture: Remembering Switzerland
Place: Hsinchu, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei
See England, Scotland and Wales
Place: Los Angeles (pre-blog see poem LAX in Terminal Wanderlust)
Culture: Cock Robin (Analysis of a Reformation), Hall and Oates and the new wave of American Culture, Harold Budd (eulogy), Populating Polytown: Mapping the Spiritual Nineties and the Geography of Sound, Prince (eulogy), Richard J Williams Why Cities Look the Way they Do (book review)
Music: Cock Robin
Place: Vatican City (pre-blog)
Place: Hanoi, HCMC
Music: Scritti Politti
TRAVEL GENERIC AND MISC:
Balance – Arts and Travel in a Post Covid World, Europe by Coach, Farewell Queen of the Skies (747), The Music of Airlines, The Music of Tourism, Remember That Flight, Remember That Night, Starbucks Travel Mugs, Travel – American Tourister Bags, Travel – Sleeping in Airports, Travel – Station to Station (Ridin’ the Rails), Travel – Where I’ve Stayed, Travel – What I Pack