Monthly Archives: May 2011

9 Oman, an Authentic Slice of the Middle East

Oman is one of those countries in the Middle East you hardly ever hear about – in view of the current political situation in the Arab world that could probably be considered a good thing. While opposition movements are constantly nipped in the bud and revolts quelled in many Arabic states, Oman largely comes across as […]

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8 On Location in Kauai, Hawaii

Q. What do the films ‘Raider’s of the Lost Ark’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Avatar’ have in common? A. Aside from having highly whistle-able theme tunes (well, maybe not Avatar…), they were all filmed in part on the island of Kauai – the ‘Garden Island’ of Hawaii.   Having finally managed to prize myself away from […]

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16 Where is Bulgaria? Where Past Meets Present

For many travellers Bulgaria hardly even exists on the tourist map and I was no exception. Being an intrepid and restless adventurer, I still decided to take the plunge, find where Bulgaria is  (Eastern Europe by the way), and delve into this largely unknown world. One of the first things I noticed upon my arrival […]

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15 Photo of the Week: Te Anau, New Zealand

  Today’s photo of the week was sent by Diego Marqueta Zaluendo, taken during his recent trip to New Zealand. Te Anau is a small town bordering the lake with the same name and is a gateway to Fiordland where excelllent trekking and tramping can be enjoyed while contemplating magnificent views. Click on photo to […]

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Winterlude in Ottawa, Ontario

My winter jaunt to Ottawa, Canada’s capital in the Province of Ontario, presented an icy vision in the form of ‘Winterlude’, a festival dedicated to all things white, cold and frozen. Visually arresting whilst perilous to fingers and toes, the festivities have an aura not unlike some of the scenes from ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ […]

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