I Will and I Won’t: Travel Resolutions for 2015


I Will Not… 1. Use Hire (Rental) Cars as an extension of my luggage No longer will I unload my luggage into my hire car until maps, guidebooks, camera accessories and socks (why is it always socks?!) fill the back …

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Death Becomes Her: La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires


  I like to think that the older I get, the less I care about what other people think. (In my case I was, admittedly, starting from a low base). So I’ve always assumed that by the time I’m, er, …

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Lenin and Friends: Prague’s Museum of Communism


What do you think of, when you think of Communism?

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Chumbe Island: An Eco-Paradise in Zanzibar


At low tide, Chumbe Island looked like a perfect fantasy: dazzling white sand, clear blue water and coral reefs. We waded from the boat to the beach, passing dozens of starfish. A member of the resort staff was there to welcome us.

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Kanyakumari: Is India’s Southern Tip worth the Trip?


Kanyakumari sells itself big – the meeting place of 3 oceans, Gandhi’s last resting place, a temple to a world-famous monk. Can it live up to expectations?

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Tossing a Dosa: Cookery Class with Roni in Varkala


“You don’t want to make the dish too hot, or your guests will start flying” says Roni. “So cut the chillies in half and take them out if things are getting too spicy”

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