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Ik Kil, Mexico

Ik Kil, Mexico

This place is like one of those dreams. You know, those dreams you have when deep down you know you should get out of bed but you’re dreaming that you’re floating weightlessly in a beautiful lagoon… Ik Kil in Mexico is a cenote. A cenote is simply a...

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Isle of Jura, Scotland

Isle of Jura, Scotland

It’s only about a hundred miles away from the fabulous city of Glasgow but yet the Isle of Jura is almost like going back in time. It’s the sort of place that you have to plan to visit – spontaneity isn’t recommended here due to the remoteness...

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Casa de Vidro, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Just as Eileen Gray did in the South of France, so Lina Bo Bardi created another dream house – this time in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The house is named el Casa de Vidro (the Glass House) and was designed in 1951. Lina, born in Rome, was a pioneer of...

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Visiting the USA; Going to the Loo

It’s a culture shock when you visit the USA. So many things are so different. And if your knowledge of the English language is, well, English, then American is going to puzzle you quite a lot. Picture me then, new to the USA and in a large store somewhere in the...

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Prince Charles’ Dumfries House, Scotland

Stay in a property that neighbours one of the homes often inhabited by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Freely wander through the grounds and you might see the royal couple walking their dogs. Stay in a room that has been carefully decorated with pieces...

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Piscine Molitor, Paris

It started life in 1929. Piscine Molitor, probably one of the most stunning man-made vistas in Europe – has a history that travels from Johnny Weissmuller (who found Hollywood fame as Tarzan of the Apes) through the decades to Pi Patel (whose tiger Richard...

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The Rakotzbrücke, Gablenz. Germany

Just look at that bridge. Located in a public park in Gablenz, Germany, the bridge was constructed in the nineteenth century. The park is a popular place to visit as its gardens – abounding with rhododendrons and azaleas – are spectacular. What’s...

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Hosts: Is It Okay To Snooze Your Listing?

If you’re an Airbnb host and for some reason, you don’t want to accept guests for a particular period of time, Airbnb offers you several options. There are many reasons why you might want to opt out of hosting for a while – personal issues, building...

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Zalud House, Porterville, California

It’s certainly not the best looking house I’ve ever seen but it is supposed to be decidedly spooky. And with its history, it’s hardly surprising. The architecture is interesting, to say the least, but this house – which is now a museum –...

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Den Gamle By, Denmark

I know, it’s a real cliché to say ‘step back in time’ but nevertheless when you visit Den Gamle By in Denmark that’s what you’re doing. Den Gamle By is the old town of Aarhus and has been preserved as an outdoor museum. The photographs...

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Visiting India: What is a Stepwell?

Stepwells are absolutely astounding. Many date back hundreds of years are were often created as low-lying water supplies. Because water levels in streams and rivers could fluctuate with the seasons, the answer was these elaborate reservoirs or water tanks which were...

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Stay Warm with Ororo Heated Apparel

I prefer to think that I’m a really easy going person. But there are some things that I don’t like at all – pigeons, the word ‘awesome’, broccoli, cleaning toilets and … being cold. I really hate that. It’s why I live in...

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Tiger & Turtle: Duisburg, Germany

No, it’s not a roller coaster. But it looks like one, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s an art installation but one that the public can enjoy – by travelling along and around it but on foot rather than at roller coaster speed. And the view is...

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Visiting the UK: Frogmore House

In December 2017, Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle announced their engagement. The scene for the to-be-historic photographs and interview was Frogmore House, a Grade 1 listed building in the possession of royalty for hundreds of years. Travel specialists...

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Pianos at St Pancras

Millions of passengers travel through St Pancras Station in London every year. With trains going to Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam… via the Channel Tunnel), connections going to various parts of the UK – with all that train activity going on people...

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West African Artist, Joseph Adibleku

West African painter Joseph Adibleku is inspired by colours. He has been painting since he was young and his work is valued due to Joseph’s natural talent. A fabulous range of his work is now available online and can be shipped to almost anywhere in the world....

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Coppelia Ice Cream Parlour, Havana

You might have thought that Fidel Castro had plenty on his mind in the nineteen sixties. But no. In addition to other issues that might have been taking up a little thought, the Cuban was thinking that what Havana really needed was an ice cream parlor. And preferably...

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