Hired, Fired, Fled

Read Charlie Raymond's calamitous, globe-spanning memoir!

Munich's Mad Month

The noise was deafening. Over 5,000 people, most of them dancing on tables, were crammed into a festival hall that could otherwise house a 747 jumbo jet. And this was only one such hall. In the Oktoberfest area there’s seating for about 100,000 people. It’s socialising on a macro scale, complete with German efficiency and international bonhomie.

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Dripping in Oxford

During the drive to Oxford, the English summer returned with a dependable deluge. With wipers on fast, water overflowing the bonnet and trucks throwing up waterfalls of spray, I eased off the Oxford ring road and headed into the famous city.

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