I was one of the first British travel journalists to visit Tunisia after the Jasmine Revolution. I travelled to the capital, Tunis, and to the island of Djerba off the Mediterranean coast. This is what I found.
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.
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).
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