Travel in Pictures: Surviving the Bayreuth Festival of Wagner Operas 2018

The Bayreuth Festival of Wagner operas is one of the most prestigious and exclusive classical music events in the world. Until this month I was largely a Wagner virgin. Apart from - like many people - being able to hum some bars of the Ride of the Valkyries, and having hazy anecdotal knowledge about some extremely unpleasant historical … Continue reading Travel in Pictures: Surviving the Bayreuth Festival of Wagner Operas 2018

Travel in Pictures: A Quick Trip to Trapani, Sicily, to Attend My Photography Prize-Giving

This article is all about the flying 48-hour visit I made last week to Trapani, north west Sicily, to attend the award ceremony for the Instagram photography competition for which I was one of the winners there last month. Trapani's less on the tourist trail than some Sicilian cities. And that's just one of the reasons why Trapani's totally worth a visit of at least a few days if you're planning a trip to Sicily.