On Top of the World — by Royal Enfield Motorbike

When Eugene Costello was asked if he was willing to take an Indian up the Rohtang Pass, he nearly choked on his cornflakes. Turns out, the Indian is shorthand for a Royal Enfield motorbike, the Rohtang Pass is one of the world’s most dangerous roads — more landslide than road — and the destination was Kibber, said to be the world’s highest inhabited village. Gulp. ... Read More...

Three Mechelen stars for Flanders

In Part Two of his cross-Channel short break, Eugene Costello heads north from Boulogne to Flanders, and specifically the beautiful Flemish city Mechelen (yes, small but perfectly formed, with a population less than that of Worcester, Mechelen is indeed a city, both thanks to its historical importance and also its fine cathedral, described by Lonely Planet as “Belgium’s foremost”…)... Read More...