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Things A Little Bird Told Me

Things A Little Bird Told Me – Confessions of the Creative Mind in Review

This morning, when I switched on my computer I was greeted with a single tweet: […]

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Table Top Dancing in A Soulful Way

This is Table Mountain, Cape Town. One of Africa’s most iconic landmarks, one of Africa’s […]

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Mt Vesuvius

A Glimpse of Mount Vesuvius

In Sorrento, at the end of a week’s walk along the Path of the Gods […]

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Speeding lights in Paris

In Paris: There is More to Life than…

In Paris: There is More to Life Than… Well, dear readers, right now I am […]

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Sleeping in Poetry – A Night in an Ice Hotel

Why would you sleep in an ice hotel? Why would you sleep in an ice […]

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The Importance of Doing Nothing

For two hours now, I’ve watched the waves curl one across the other in a […]

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Reed Flute Finale

13 Things Travel Taught Me in 2013

Sometimes I feel very lucky. Lucky to have been born in a certain part of […]

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In India: Learn as if you were to live forever…

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live […]

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Blue and yellow boat in Brunei

Introducing Brunei…

Reflections from one small country to another… So here we are again, floating in that […]

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Jozi Orlando Towers

Johannesburg: May I Call You Jozi?

First of all, I’m sorry. I heard some bad things about you. More than once […]

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Where Mandela gave his first main speech as a free man.

On The Road… Where Mandela gave his first main speech as a free man. Zoom…These […]

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Cape Town Rainbow

Why South Africa Is Called the Rainbow Nation

Why South Africa is called the Rainbow Nation I’m in South Africa right now and […]

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Bamboo bar pool

The Five Star Bomb Shelter Hotel in Hanoi

The Sofitel on Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi, is not a beautiful hotel. At least, that’s […]

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Reed Flute Caves, China

Win £3000 With Your Travel Photography

Can You Capture the Colour? It’s back. And it’s even better. This summer, we’re returning […]

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And From The Fire…Kyushu, Japan

Amid the smoke, the fire, and the ferocious turquoise bubbles in this part of Kyushu, […]

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Cow on fields in Pembrokeshire

Tooty Down for a Cwtch – And Other Welsh Words of Love

Cwtch, Pembrokeshire To the uninitiated, cwtch does not sound like a pleasant word. For those […]

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Sunscreen in Myanmar: Thanaka

In Myanmar/Burma, people use thanaka on their cheeks to stay beautiful and to protect against […]

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Puffin Skomer Island

A Puffin on Skomer Island

Wow. I found puffins on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire yesterday and I’m still grinning at […]

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Crossing into Wales

Do you know Pembrokeshire and St David’s?

A voyage to the end of the earth… As a child, the journey lasted forever. […]

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The Sphinx in 1900

The Two Sides of Egypt

When I close my eyes, I see two sides of Egypt. No, wait a moment, […]

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