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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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There by the carousel

It was odd being here, disembarking with no passport check after two flights to collect baggage he had last seen on the French border. It looked as if there were people waiting next to the carousel; perhaps she’d be one of them. Was that her? The beautiful one over there? This is a 50-word short… (Read More)

In Transit

An attempt at the first in a series of 50 word short stories, inspired by my trip to Scotland to meet Jo in 2004.

Advance Passenger Information (API)

New legislation means that pretty much every air travel passenger must submit their personal travel documentation – passport information – before arriving at the airport.

Spiez to Malpensa airport

This post was originally written whilst waiting for a flight to Sicily from Milan’s Malpensa airport. We’re sitting in the marbled monotony of the departure gate at Milan’s Malpensa airport after the first leg of our trip, which saw us take the train from Spiez through the alpine tunnels as far as Domodossola. The new… (Read More)

Runway

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