Bullfighting might have been banned in Barcelona, but it is still part of life in Lisbon.Adrian Mourby stayed at a hotel where guests are invited to meet the men behind this controversial spectacle.
The Independent on Sunday, October 16 2011
Adrian Mourby boards the lavish Danube Express heading from Budapest to Istanbul via Romania, encountering stunning scenery and quirky guests along the way
STAY THE NIGHT : THE WHEATSHEAF, GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Check in at the bar, fill your belly, then rest your weary head at this new take on the traditional roadhouse, says Adrian Mourby. But beware of Johnny Rotten in the early hours of the morning.
The Independent on Sunday October 4, 2011
THE MAN WHO FELL FOR JAPAN
Trail of the Unexpected: Literary links in Japan. The writer Lafcadio Hearn is little known in the West, but a hero in Matsue, says Adrian Mourby
Independent Traveller, September 24, 2011
FAR FLUNG SCOTTISH FINERY
Trail of the unexpected:Dunedin
New Zealand’s Dunedin will host England's next two rugby matches - but it was designed by the Scots, says Adrian Mourby
Independent Traveller, September 17, 2011
Canberra Times (Australia) September 10, 2011
AT HOME WITH JANE AUSTEN
Adrian Mourby visits 18th century Bath
Gulf Business, August 24, 2011
SAINT OR SINNER?
Liszt is still Budapest's favourite composer. Everywhere you look in Hungary's capital this summer, you'll catch sight of Liszt. Adrian Mourby finds out why this city has so taken him to its heart
The Independent on Sunday, August 21, 2011
STAY THE NIGHT : SOFITEL SO MAURITIUS
Enjoy a colourful fantasy - with a dodo thrown in; From its floating spa to the moated restaurant, this temple-like hotel offers a blissful break from reality, says Adrian Mourby
The Independent on Sunday, August 14, 2011
THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK TO JAPAN
Ships are often greeted by waving crowds. But there was a very particular reason why 'Orion II' attracted well-wishers. Adrian Mourby explains
The Independent on Sunday, August 7, 2011
THE SECRET HAPPINESS OF AN ISLAND CALLED RODRIGUES
Rodrigues is different, very different. I realised this as soon as I arrived by plane from Mauritius. Over there, a security officer had confiscated my duty-free gin even though it was still in its tamper-proof bag.
"You could have opened it and resealed it," he insisted.
"No, I couldn't. That's why it's called tamper-proof."
Independent on Sunday, 3 July
EVORA: EVERYONE'S BEEN HERE, EXCEPT THE TOURISTS
Romans, Visigoths, Moors all came, saw and conquered. Now a new flight is encouraging us to drop by, says Adrian Mourby
Independent on Sunday, 19 June
MAURTITIUS SO MUCH TO SEE IF YOU CAN MAKE IT OFF THE BEACH
THE PEACE PROCESS
As the Cathay Hotel it was the ultimate in Luxury. Then Mao moved in. Now this Shanghai icon has been returned to its former glory.
The Independent on Sunday, April 3, 2011
THE HEART OF A CAPITAL BEATS IN TURIN
The former capital of Italy likes to fuss over anniversaries of the unification. This year, the 150th, is no different.
The Independent on Sunday, March 27, 2011
THE HIDDDEN TREASURES OF BEIRUT
It had been an excellent day, both above and below the surface of modern Lebanon.
The Standard, March 23, 2011
THE BALTIC CHAIN
Three countries, one cause, one very long chain; The Baltic Way was born out of protest and now makes for a rare road trip, says Adrian Mourby
The Independent on Sunday, March 20, 2011
STAY THE NIGHT HOTEL LES NUITS, ANTWERP
There's something of the night about this place; You almost expect to see Bogey in this noirish hotel. Yet Antwerp's latest bolthole is no exercise in nostalgia, says Adrian Mourby
The Independent on Sunday, March 13, 2011
ON THE SHOULDERS OF POLAR GIANTS
One hundred years ago, the great explorers raced to conquer Antarctica. Adrian Mourby follows their trail
The Independent on Sunday, March 6, 2011
EYE ON THE TIGER
Adrian Mourby gets up close and personal on safari with India's tigers.
Gulf Business, February 28, 2011
TRAIL OF THE UNEXPECTED
Pisa's hidden history; Piazza dei Cavalieri. Adrian Mourby leaves the Leaning Tower behind him to uncover the city's tumultuous political past under the Medici family
The Independent February 26, 2011
Adrian Mourby reviews La Maniguette and the Widder Hotel in an Evening Standard's restaurant feature
The Standard, February 8, 2011
STAY THE NIGHT THE FEATHERS, WOODSTOCK
Georgian style, with a dash of boutique funk; The Feathers trades on history, but its refurbished style will suit modern tastes, says Adrian Mourby
The Independent on Sunday, January 30, 2011
VEILED IN VENICE
A visit to the Venetian Carnival Gulf Business, January 24, 2011
STAY THE NIGHT RIAD VILLA BLANCHE, AGADIR
A taste of the desert, but with a modern twist; Morocco's fashion for traditional riads has taken a new turn down in Agadir, says Adrian Mourby
The Independent on Sunday, January 23, 2011
Enjoy a warm welcome to the inner circle
The Scandinavians have visited the Arctic in summer for years. Could a new package tempt Brits to join them, asks Adrian Mourby
The Independent on Sunday, January 23, 2011