The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the city's mafia - this captivating anthology reflects the kaleidoscopic character of Madrid. Renowned writers such as Galdos and Marias appear alongside others who will be less familiar.
In the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of young Westerners, inspired by Kerouac and the Beatles, blazed the 'hippie trail' overland from Istanbul to Kathmandu in search of enlightenment and a bit of cheap dope. This work retraces the path of the once well-worn 'hippie trail' from Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan to Pakistan, and from India to Nepal.
Intended for those who wish to travel to Europe and beyond by train, this book offers advice on the quickest routes, the cheapest fares, the best weekends away, travelling with children and changing trains, timetables and maps, and essential items to travel with.
In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. From its beguilingly idiosyncratic architectural style to its unmistakable slang, post-War New York springs to life through Morris's brisk, affectionate prose.