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The Saint: a funky sleep in New Orleans

Is there a city in the USA more fitted to play naughty or nice than New Orleans? I don’t think so. And The Saint plays that particular game very well indeed. Located on Canal Street, The Saint is just a stone’s throw away from the delightful French Quarter, without the disadvantages (read: noise) of actually [...]

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2013: A photo journey

Dear reader, I’m allowing myself one more indulgent post at the end of the year – last one this year, I promise Hoping to inspire a touch of wanderlust, here’s a little photo journey of 2013. January: Britain, South Africa, Denmark   2013 began with a quick stop in London, one of my favourite cities, [...]

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Friday photo: Texas mirrors

This week’s #frifotos* theme is mirrors – and these huge Texas-size mirrors immediately popped to my mind. Not only are they Texas-size, they are actually Texas mirrors. The first skyscraper in Dallas was constructed in 1909. I took this photo a million years ago when I was in town for a football game (which, I’m [...]

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Washington DC by Instagram

As I write this, I’m sat on a huge bed in a huge bedroom in a huge hotel suite in Georgetown. I even have a fully equipped kitchen, (not that I need it, I’ve yet to switch on the kitchen light) and two huge TVs. But that’s as it should be, I suppose. Everything is [...]

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A taste of New Orleans

During our recent visit in the Crescent City, we were given ample opportunity to taste New Orleans. Here are our favourite cafes and restaurants in town.

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World at a Glance: Digging for crystals in Jet

Thick layers of salt help form a rare and unusual type of selenite crystals, found nowhere else in the world but here on the Great Salt Plains in Oklahoma. You can dig for crystals between April and October.

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Mississippi paddlewheeling – and the War of 1812

Rambling along New Orleans’ riverside one day, we come upon the Creole Queen. She is about to sail down the river. Do we want to come along? Now or never… Of course we hop on – and are glad we did. It wouldn’t feel right to be in New Orleans without boating the mighty Mississippi [...]

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