The beauty of a harebrained scheme

Travel has become so much easier now that we have all this technology. Everywhere has wifi, you can use your data for free abroad, Google maps will navigate you around any foreign city without you even having to look up from your phone. It's so simple. And yes, having that technology is great. But you … Continue reading The beauty of a harebrained scheme

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Why are drugs illegal? A trip to the DEA museum in Virginia

There's a very interesting article in the Guardian today which asks "Why are drugs illegal?". According to the article's author, a drugs expert, drugs aren't illegal because they're dangerous or cause harm - if everything which was dangerous or caused harm was illegal, we wouldn't have alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, or guns, along with many other … Continue reading Why are drugs illegal? A trip to the DEA museum in Virginia

Washington DC is a communist dystopia

As a Brit, everything about Washington DC seems designed to confuse and intimidate. First, there is the sheer scale. Individually, the buildings are no larger or more impressive than London's great landmarks – the British Museum could take on any of the museums of the Smithsonian, St Paul's Cathedral is far more beautiful than National … Continue reading Washington DC is a communist dystopia