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World at a Glance: Cornwall mining landscapes

Cornwall is one of my favourite parts of Britain. And not just the curiously captivating fishing villages, but inland, too. Last summer, Cat spent a few days at horse riding camp on the deliciously spooky Bodmin Moor. On the way, we naturally used the opportunity to spend another night at Jamaica Inn. And this time, we also had a look […]

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48 hours in Hamburg – #UNESCOHamburg

Germany’s second largest city has lots to offer and a weekend is not enough to see and do everything. But if that’s what you’ve got, that’s what you’ve got. Here are my tips for a Hamburg weekend break – Friday lunch to Sunday lunch: Friday: Hafen City, Speicherstadt and Karolinenviertel Stay at the cool 25hours […]

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Silent Sunday: The Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

Underneath the futuristic Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia

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Silent Sunday: Finnemarka forest, Norway

Lake Vrangen in Finnemarka forest, Norway

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Wintry Vilnius by Instagram

On a chilly November day last year, I spent a brief twenty-four hours in the Lithuanian capital. Here’s a quick look at wintry Vilnius by Instagram. 1. A night-time shot of the pretty Vilnius Cathedral. (See the photo on Instagram here.) 2. Borscht, a Lithuanian soup. More summery than wintry this cold beet soup, but […]

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What makes us human? Thoughts on prehistoric cave art.

Last summer, I spent time in Bordeaux and the surrounding wine districts with my mum and sister. A highlight in the area was the ancient cave art in the nearby Vézère Valley. There are many excellent caves to visit in the valley. Having studied archaeology, I have a penchant for prehistory, and if you too […]

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Silent Sunday: Vadstena Castle, Sweden

The imposing 16th century Vadstena Castle – Östergötland in Sweden

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