For those of you too late to fete the legendary John Simpson on his 72nd birthday yesterday, why not catch up with the great man on a Telegraph tour this autumn ? He'll be in Moscow on the 30th September and 1st October, and Bucharest on the 29th October and 3rd November.
Here's the itinerary for the close-to-£4,000 Russian tour for 1st October. (For that money, I'd expect a Zil, not the metro...)
Today you will marvel at the city’s wonderful metro, and eat in a local restaurant. In the evening John Simpson will deliver a fascinating lecture on the highlights of his journalistic career.