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Varosha, Cyprus

Varosha, Cyprus

Just look at the sparkling ocean. Wouldn't you love to swim in the clear, warm Mediterranean water? There's a lovely beach too, of course, and in days gone by this resort was popular with the rich and famous. It wouldn't have been unusual back in the day to see...

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Kennington Road, London

Kennington Road, London

If you're visiting London and have had your fill of the usual tourist attractions, then head to Kennington Road where you'll find the site of a gory murder, the childhood home of Charlie Chaplin, a war museum, a one-time residence of Vincent van Gogh and an excellent...

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There Are No Bad Guests Just Bad Hosts?

You've heard that saying I'm sure - that there are no bad dogs, just bad owners? And I'm sure that it's mostly true. Note the 'mostly'. I imagine that there are some dogs that have weird brain malfunctions that make them a little odd but in most cases, a puppy starts...

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Visiting France: Abbaye de Sénanque

The abbey was founded in 1148 - which by anyone's standards is a very long time ago. Little has changed since that time. To this day. the monks gather, seven times every day, to pray within the chapel. And just as they have for hundreds of years, in order to help...

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What is a Histopad?

How's your imagination these days? We don't really have to use them too much now, do we? We can go anywhere and see anything on our various screens. We can do unimaginable things thanks to virtual reality. But I'll bet that many of us still get a big dose of...

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Todra Gorge, Morocco

What's the difference between a canyon and a gorge? There isn't one apparently. The two words mean the same thing. However, the word 'canyon' is more likely to be used in America than in the rest of the world. So imagine a canyon - or gorge - that is only just over 30...

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Hymer Museum, Germany

Now, Jeremy Clarkson and I have very different views on one certain subject.His views have been widely aired on TV and in print and mine, sadly, haven't. On this particular subject though, Jeremy and I - were we to meet in a cosy pub somewhere for a chat - would...

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Do You Run Your Airbnb Business Using Your Phone?

If not, why not? I think that we are so lucky today to have our phones to help us run our STR businesses and I thought I'd write this just in case you wanted any tips about how your phone can help you run your business efficiently and well. Yes, we used to manage in...

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The Grand Ocean Hotel, Saltdean near Brighton

You can no longer stay there, but if you're in the Brighton area and a fan of splendid architecture, then a detour to Saltdean is well worth the trip just to see the Ocean.  It's now fully restored and has a fascinating, of oh-too-familiar history. This luxury hotel...

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The Big Buddha, Hong Kong.

They call it the Big Buddha so it's pretty obvious that an English person like me is going to say "and it is a big bugger'. But what else would they possibly call this huge 112 ft. tall sculpture?  The thing is massive. On the right of the photograph you can just see,...

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What is YakaMein?

Well, let's put it this way. Would you rather have a hangover or a bowl of alligator meat and / or other meat with vegetables, noodles, egg and possibly the piquant touch of pigs' feet? As a vegetarian, I'd much rather cope with the headache, thank you.But YakaMein,...

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How Strong is Your Passport?

That's a strange question really, isn't it? But nevertheless, there are companies today that specialise in analysing this, that and the other and making top ten lists. Or 'most popular' lists. Or whatever comes to mind, it seems. Is there any value in knowing how...

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Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives, England

There are two museums in England dedicated to the work of sculptor Barbara Hepworth. This one, the one in St Ives in Cornwall, is where Barbara lived and worked until her death. She and her husband, artist Ben Nicholson, had moved to St Ives at the outbreak of war in...

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The Bermuda Triangle?

Ships and aircraft mysteriously disappearing. Paranormal activity. Unexplained disasters. Extra-terrestrial interferences.You've probably heard about all the mysterious events surrounding the Bermuda Triange, a loosely-defined area of the Atlantic ocean with its three...

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Visiting Spain. What is a Parador?

You'll find paradors in many Spanish-speaking countries these days but the original paradors were started in Spain in the 1920s. The idea - and rather a splendid one it is too - is that these hotels are housed in some rather magnificent buildings or in areas of...

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Dubai: Don’t Try To Out-Drive The Cops

Dubai is a place of huge contrasts. Ultra-modern and luxurious on the one hand and traditional and peasant-style on the other. So have you ever wondered what the cops would use to chase you if they wanted to pull you over for speeding? You probably haven't wondered....

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Sweden Top For LGBT Travel

The report just released about the safest and best places for LGBT travel is actually rather scary. It shows how far we haven't come on this planet as far as acceptance is concerned.It's great that Sweden has been found to be the best place for gay or transgender...

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