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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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Tea in China

Facing the Dragon: China Now And Then

Climbing the Dragon’s Spine, China It curved and clawed away from me as I stared […]

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The Soweto Mandela Leaves Behind

A boy kicks a football in the red, barren dust. A cloud of burned, breathless […]

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South African Lion 900

After South Africa

Dust in red still stains my shoes And drumbeats soothe my sleepless senses I am […]

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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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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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Nuremberg rally ground today

The Girl Who Sat Where Hitler Stood

Spoiler. I’m not that girl. I’m the one behind the camera. Right now, I’m in […]

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Oh Egypt

Cairo I knew that change was coming; I never dreamed it would be this bad. […]

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Children in Burma or Myanmar

In Burma, Everything’s Golden

Is it Burma or Myanmar? I arrived under cover of darkness. Deep, night, darkness. I […]

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: The Vatican

The lane is full of memories, the lane, this lane in the most holy of […]

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Doorways into Egypt

Egypt: One of History’s Greatest Jigsaw Puzzles

Aswan For over two thousand years people have stood where I’m standing now. And yet […]

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Barbados Today

How Slaves Found Freedom in Barbados (And How We Can Do The Same)

When the change came, the island held its breath. What would happen the following day?

Would people turn up to work? Or would they leave?

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What is home? Home is where you long to be when sickness calls

What is Home, Anyway?

What is home? This week, I was supposed to be travelling. But I was sick. […]

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Barbados coast

Freedom & Slavery in Barbados. It’s Not Black & White

The Club, Barbados My room has the perfect view. At dawn, sparkle spills across the […]

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Barbados beach

Barbados, George Washington, And Me.

“In the cool of the evening we rode in the country and were perfectly enraptured […]

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James Bond Bikinis

50 Years of Bond

Before you read this post, I want to make sure you’ve got the right kind […]

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Moving house crab in the Maldives

Moving House…

Today I moved house. And as I clamber over cardboard boxes in search of tea […]

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Verona in the rain travel photo

Photos from a Rainy Day

somewhere between the squelchy feet and droplet-splattered lens I managed to find a few photos to fall in love with. Europe. You may be wet and wild in …

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Dawn over Kakadu

Kakadu Park: Smoke, Art & Crocodiles

Kakadu. The sound is soft yet distinctive, like a bird call that rolls and unfolds across the willows and the reeds, the waters, the low and smoky air, to reach me on the scrunched and scorched soil. On the earth that is itself Kakadu.

The word…

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Abi King in Mexico

Mexico Revisited. What is it like to go back?

Sometimes life has a very sweet symmetry. This weekend I travel to Mexico, to stand […]

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