December, 2013

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Blog – Ten faces from around the world

As often as not it is the people you see as much as the scenery that provide memories of a particular place.

Kayaköy – Stumbling upon a Turkish ghost town

Spending the day lazing by a swimming pool has never really been my thing. I get itchy feet before my skin has even started to turn the lobster red most Brit sun worshippers spend so much of their time heading towards.

Verona – The city of Romeo and Juliet in pictures

We lay our scene, rather like William Shakespeare, in fair Verona. The city that hosts what is perhaps the Bard’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliet, has far more to offer than simply Juliet’s House and balcony – must see though they are.

Qatar – Dusty, sunny and full of money

If shopping, sand and sports cars are your idea of fun then Qatar might be just up your dust filled road. They are not mine.

Northampton – A very commerical Christmas to you!

Last Thursday, the Coca-Cola Christmas lorry came to Abington Street in Northampton. The truck is the star of the drinks manufacturers’ famous ‘Holidays are Coming’ adverts.

Sydney – A photographic snapshot

The site of the first British colony in Australia, the city of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, a sporting mecca and the home of some of the most spectacular beaches and parks in the world.

Birmingham – Frankfurt Christmas market will assault your senses

Mulled wine, grilled sausages, pretzels, German beer, craft and jewellery, vast arrays of Christmas decorations.

St Lucia – Soufriere offers a drive-through with a difference

I’ll have burger, fries and a milkshake please. I’m sorry, you’ve got me wrong. The Sulpur Springs aren’t that kind of drive-through.

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