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Silent Sunday: Lone lorry passing through the Hajar Mountains in Oman

Lone lorry passing through the stark landscape of the Hajar Mountains – the Musandam Peninsula in Oman

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Silent Retro Sunday: Toronto skyline, 1995

Toronto skyline, Ontario, Canada 1995

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Rhine Valley highlights, eats and sleeps

Thinking about visiting the Rhine Valley? There’s a long, winding river, delightful villages, cliffs with mythical maidens and more castles than anywhere else in the world. And that’s just a few Rhine Valley highlights. You can take a hotel boat, aka river cruise ship, up (or down) the river. Or you can rent a car and be […]

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Silent Sunday: Blue and green Latvia from above

Blue and green: Latvia from above

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World at a Glance: Roman Frontiers in Germania #JoinGermanTradition

Reconstructed Roman frontier fort and pleasant setting for a forest restaurant Driving along the Rhine Valley a few weeks ago, I kept seeing signs for the Limes Route. What was this? A quick search on my phone told me this route followed the ancient Roman borders in Germania. I had a lot to cover in […]

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Silent Sunday: The Art Nouveau Harbour Warehouse building in Oslo, Norway

Havnelageret, the Art Nouveau Harbour Warehouse building in Oslo, Norway

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One day in Antwerp – a snapshot

One of the most famous novels in Norway is called Gift (meaning Poison. Oddly, it also means ‘married’). It was written in 1883 by Alexander Kielland and is a deeply critical social commentary on the educational system. Cramming and memorising was the order of the day, and not necessarily topics relevant to real life. Students […]

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