Sofia – a cultural guide (Sunday Telegraph)

A couple of months ago I had the unexpected opportunity to visit Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, for a couple of days. It wasn’t a city I’d ever thought of writing about before but was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Read about it in the Sunday Telegraph, and it you’re interested in going yourself, here are my recommendations for hotels, restaurants etc.

Is it safe to travel to the Middle East? (Guardian)

The recent unrest in the Middle East/North Africa has prompted many of the travel supplements to question whether or not it’s advisable to travel to the region. On Saturday 5th March the Guardian ran a round-up on Middle Eastern destinations, asking just that. I was asked to comment on Libya, where I’d recently travelled (a week before the uprisings there).

Gadaffi poster in Tripoli museum ©Gail Simmons

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