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Silent Sunday: Little boats on the beach, Alghero in Sardinia

Characteristic little boats pulled up on the beach, Alghero in Sardinia, Italy.

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The magic of Zanzibar’s Stone Town

Zanzibar is one of those really wonderful names, isn’t it? Like Samarkand. Or Esfahan. Or Babylon. Every syllable promises adventure. Earlier this year, I took the ferry from Dar es Salaam across to Zanzibar, meaning to a have look around and perhaps stay the night. One week later, I found myself still on the island. […]

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Silent Sunday: St Paul’s through the shopping glass

An unusual view of St Paul’s Cathedral, through the shopping glass

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World at a Glance: The fountains of Bern

Bern is one of Europe’s more unassuming capital cities. Like Canberra is overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne, all the attention here goes to big sisters Zurich and Geneva. In fact, if asked What is the capital of Switzerland? in a pub quiz, I’ll bet many would shout out one of the two. Despite numerous visits […]

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Silent Sunday: Ypsilon pedestrian bridge, Drammen in Norway

Pedestrian bridge Ypsilon Drammen in Norway

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Silent Sunday: Pastel pots at Slipway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Bright pastel pots at Slipway Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

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Colours of Rajasthan, Diwali and hill forts

Wandering around Jaipur during Diwali, my friend and I came across a colony where the celebrations were in full swing. We, though complete strangers, were invited in to join.

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