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Kevin Rushby

Kevin Rushby

    Skating on sea ice in Sweden
    Skating on sea ice in Sweden
    John Savelid is waiting for me at Stockholm airport holding a strange bag that looks like a rucksack with too many straps.
    Lingering in the bay of plenty
    Lingering in the bay of plenty
    Sitting in a forest holding on to a tree, I wait for the big beasts to arrive. All I can hear is the sound of my own breathing, but there is plenty...
    On foot to the very core of the Big Apple
    On foot to the very core of the Big Apple
    The transformation was almost instantaneous. One minute we were on an airport train, zooming between terminals, standing beside corporate men in...
    Wildlife with the Maasai
    Wildlife with the Maasai
    Maddy, aged eight, is keen on elephants. She gets off the ­aeroplane in Nairobi and glances around in excitement. “When will we see the...
    Going, going Hong Kong
    Going, going Hong Kong
    Out on the Star ferry at night, the lights of Hong Kong island and Kowloon were around us, but the sea was black. A stiff breeze was throwing up a...
    Red, white -- and black
    Red, white -- and black
    It's a wine-tasting like no other I've experienced.
    Move afoot to keep the Maasai -- and the animals -- on their land
    Move afoot to keep the Maasai -- and the animals -- on their land
    When I step down from the plane, the first thing I see is three gazelles sprinting off down the gravel airstrip.
    Tearing knickers off with a growl
    Tearing knickers off with a growl
    So I'm in a blues club out on Halsted and Big Time Sarah walks in with snow on her hair. The band is shouting, "Get on up here". And that dame...
    Ministrations of the hammam
    Ministrations of the hammam
    Fancy a scrub? If you want the real deal, try a muscular, tattooed masseur in Aleppo, writes Kevin Rushby.
    'Don't turn and run'
    'Don't turn and run'
    I placed my mask over my face and checked the regulator. We had made it from the beach through the big surf -- it was a rough day -- and were now...
    Yemen's riches among the ruins
    Yemen's riches among the ruins
    Despite the travel warnings, Kevin Rushby joins a rare tour group to Yemen and discovers the only danger appears to be heat exhaustion.
    Retreat to silence
    Retreat to silence
    Sometimes the affinity of children and technology can be irritating. The tipping point for Sophie came when she asked five-year-old Maddy if she'd...