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09 Jun 2019

Paris's best tourist site you’ve probably never seen

Paris has many must-see sites, from world class museums to art and architecture. The fire at Notre Dame, one of its most iconic landmarks, commanded headlines across the world in 2019.

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09 Feb 2019

Five surprises in Colombia

Colombia is a fascinating place. In most people’s minds the South American country is linked with the cocaine trade of the 80s and 90s.

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07 Nov 2018

Into the heart of Zululand

One of the great pleasures of my recent trip to South Africa was spending three nights in the wonderful Fugitives Drift Lodge overlooking the Buffalo River.

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22 Apr 2018

Thai Airways: where did all the smiles go?

I flew with Thai Airways for the first time in 2004 and, between 2004 and 2009, I took several economy and business class flights, both international and within Thailand. From the first flight, it became my favourite airline.

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23 Oct 2017

Haute Kotor: Montenegro's gem on the Adriatic

In the last few years Croatia has become a major tourist destination, especially Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar. Flights have become expenses as a result and hotel prices are starting to approach more established areas of Southern Europe.

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06 Aug 2017

Minsk, city of surprises and Soviet chic

I lay on the cool grass by a picturesque lake while a dry hot sun cast the last rays of the day. It was a Sunday and the locals were busying themselves at Victory Park enjoying the weather and the fountains.

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01 Apr 2017

How to trace 72-year-old ghosts in Thailand – Part 2

If you missed part one you can read it here

 

Day 2 of the investigation

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15 Mar 2017

Fort Worth - the intriguing cowboy cousin of Dallas

In one particularly memorable episode of the classic 80s TV show Dallas, oil baron JR Ewing spitefully says to his half-brother Ray “You’re nothing but a dumb cowboy.” Ray replies “Yeah but I can still knock you on your butt.”

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06 Mar 2017

How to trace 72-year-old ghosts in Thailand

Lopburi is not a town that many tourists to Thailand visit.

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05 Mar 2017

A joyous place for a post-Xmas European break

Travel in Spain was once viewed in a negative light: from the package holidays of Torremolinos, to 18-30 Canary Islands partying, timeshares and holiday homes for British gangsters. It’s a country that I thought held few surprises - until I visited Seville.

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