Last summer some friends and I took a trip around a few parts of South-East Asia. Of the entire trip we'd planned, getting out of Thailand was the part I was really the most nervous about. Pick up any guidebook to SE Asia and you're faced with page after page of warnings about the scams and the nightmarish coaches and tuk-tuk's between the Thai-Cambodian borders.
This week marks 150 years since the very first Tube journeys took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway. At a time when people had no electricity in their homes, inside toilets were a rarity and radio and television did not yet exist the Tube was a revolutionary blast of modernism.