Some photos of Perast and Kotor – two Montenegrin towns on the Bay of Kotor.
High up in the Slovenian Alps, Mežica Cricket Club is surely the most beautiful ground in Europe. It is certainly the most beautiful that I have ever played on. The team was founded in the 1970s by Borut Cegovnik, a boy from Mežica who fell in love with cricket while studying in Kent, England.
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On 18 May in London’s Regent’s Park I will be doing a sponsored 10km run for the development organisation HealthProm – wearing a superhero costume as part of the 2014…
My new – and also old – home.
The teams’ nicknames gave a hint to how the game would pan out: the Russian Bears – big, proud, simmering with languid aggression – were overwhelmed by the faster, sleeker American Eagles. The USA won 28 – 7, and four tries to one. The result was harsh on Russia given the fight that they showed…
Created by Tatars, evolved by khans, tsars and Russians, and invigorated by cosmopolitan leaders over the last ten years to attract visitors from near and far; it would be passé to describe the centre of Tatarstan as a “melting pot”, were that not the meaning of Qazan, the word the Tatars chose for their town. Distant and accessible, Russian and Muslim, with spotless avenues and open spaces to complement its cultural credentials, Kazan is a treat to explore.