The Joys of Walking

The Joys of Walking

An enthusiast reminds us of the joys of walking Rory Stewart is my kind of guy. He truly knows the joys of walking, and believes that to experience any place properly, you have to walk it. In his book “The Places in Between” he contemplates walking through Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, India and “…a magic in […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: dear Beirut…

Notes from a globetrotter: dear Beirut…

As the US requests that American citizens leave Lebanon, Elizabeth Stephens says an emotional farewell to Beirut. Dear Beirut, Despite everything, I’m going to miss you. Driving down the streets and zipping past all the luxury in the world juxtaposed against shell-shocked, bullet-strewn, rocket-washed buildings in varying states of inorganic demolition is somehow so quintessentially […]

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Cologne by bike

Cologne by bike

Cologne, Germany’s fourth most populous city, is particularly attractive to the budget-aware visitor as the centre can be explored on foot and the whole city is easily accessible by bike. An extensive network of cycle paths and an all-round bike-friendly mentality mean that this really is an enjoyable place to cycle. So, if you feel […]

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10 reasons to visit Canada

10 reasons to visit Canada

Freedom Chevalier tells us why it’s worth heading over to Canada. 1. Starlight, Starbright Visit ‘Hollywood North’ (Toronto, Ontario) early September and perfect your stargazing. The Toronto International Film Festival features the best of world cinema. See Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Radcliffe, Meryl Streep, and others while shopping […]

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Notes from a globetrotter: Cairo

Notes from a globetrotter: Cairo

Cairo Metro – A taster from our upcoming notes from a globetrotter series I’m sitting on the metro in Cairo trying not to sweat. It’s not as easy as it sounds. The wind is buffeting me around like I’m stuck smack dab in the center of a convection oven, but at the same time I […]

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