Category Archives: Thusis

The Splugen: from Sophie Marceau through Wesley Schneider to Billy Idol, and back

In the only Thusis bar with hints of, er, modernity, it is small, very dark and chalet-ish inside. The outside terrace, part glassed, looks out on to the rail tracks. Which is slightly unfair as the mountain view is splendid. … Continue reading

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Thusis and Learning to slow down

Three years ago my progress was pretty stately. Osyters in Whitsable, a night in my father’s cottage near Dover, a Channel crossing; Calais in the rain. This morning was a blur of home-printed plane tickets, no check in, an Orange … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on returning to Tom Coryat’s Walk

Three and half years ago when I started this recreation, this walk across Europe, I had a laptop, a portable hard drive, and a lot of material typed in the British Library. Plus my Merrells. Now I have an IPad. … Continue reading

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The Letter Goes Out, the rains start pouring in London

Hello everyone, Tomorrow, August 19, I’ll be restarting a walk across Europe (with somefuel-powered assistance) that I began in May 2007. 402 years after theevent I’m again following in the footsteps and barge paths, inscriptionsand “inns” of Thomas Coryat, Jacobean … Continue reading

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