The Editor’s Travels

Welcome to my very own “Editor’s Column”, where I share adventures and anecdotes from my life and travels to cool cities around the world. This is also the space I use to update our readers on the latest stories from the rest of the Urban Travel Blogging team, as well as share news on competitions, promos and giveaways… so stay tuned!

So here it is, 2013 already. We’ve surpassed George Orwell’s big brotherly dystopia by a full 29 years, Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is 12 years in the rear view mirror and we’ve survived two major doomsday prophecies pretty much unscathed. Suck on that Nostradamus! Eat my shorts Mayan calendar…

So there we go. Fresh from surviving the end of the world – congratulations to each and every one of you – and we’re looking down the barrel of another Christmas, with its brussel sprouts, familial duties and enforced shopping sprees. But come on, it ain’t all that bad! Yes…

The mountain air feels fresh in my lungs. The tinkering of cow bells can be heard on the slopes below. We watch high up from our alpine cabin as the sun teeters on the brink of the distant peaks, before falling into the southern hemisphere. A buzzard swoops through the…

It’s 3:45am in Berlin but rather than cutting shapes in Panorama Bar I’m locked in a barely-civilised debate with a self-righteous German girl who is doing her best to eject me and my two friends from a houseparty. Our crime? We are wearing the German national flag on our cheeks,…

Happy new year to all our family, friends, fans and followers out there! I hope you had a great time, wherever in the world you celebrated. I know many people like to take advantage of the various public holidays that crop up at this time of year to go partying…