A Cast of Colourful Characters on Venice Beach, Los Angeles

I expected scorching heat. I expected fast cars and bikini babes. I expected Robert de Niro arguing with a homeless man about what his best role was — the homeless guy is rightly claiming Taxi Driver, de Niro’s argument is simply “Meet the Fockers is really underrated” and won’t say anything further.  But what I…

Why Long Bus Journeys Are Never Long Enough

I love bus journeys. Whether it’s getting from Venice Beach to downtown LA on a city bus with bilingual schizophrenic homeless people, or a 30-hour cramped coach journey down the coast of Chile, I love every second. I said to my friend I travelled to Israel with this summer, “I’ve never been on a bus…