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World at a Glance: Hot kitty in Brussels

When I began a sporadic little series Cats of the World a few years ago, this hot pink spandex cat on a bike in Brussels is not the type of cat I had in mind. Cats are indeed photogenic creatures, and so is this kitty. No surprise, really, that this kitty is indeed in Brussels, [...]

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Cheetahs and other rescue animals at Inverdoorn

I’m still in the Caucasus, and articles will be coming up when I’m back, or possibly before (Internet cafes depending). Meanwhile, I thought I’d tell you about this worthwhile animal rescue project in South Africa. On an impromptu visit in Cape Town earlier this year, to meet my childhood friend Ingrid, we had time for [...]

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Ranxo ses Roques: horse riding in Majorca (I loved it!)

By Catarina Redisch in Port d’Alcúdia   I’ll admit it right away: whenever we’re travelling (and we travel lots), I’m not entirely happy unless I can ride, at least once. You see, riding is my life. I love horses more than anything in the world. So when mum said we were going on a blog [...]

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Exploring Ireland’s Ballyhoura with kids

Today, travel blogger and Ireland enthusiast Jody Halsted of irelandwithkids.com shares her experiences on travelling with children in Ballyhoura. After reading this, my youngest has already decided zorbing, zip lining, donkeys and horse riding in this Irish region is a must for the summer holidays. You’ll not find the Ballyhoura Region of Ireland on a [...]

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The Cape Peninsula: penguins, baboons and spectacular scenery

After my recent re-visit to Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, I’ve a series of posts coming up. I’ll cover a cheetah, lion and rhino rescue project and Hout Bay – another self-declared micro-nation. I’ll talk about the infamous prison at Robben Island and a thought-provoking visit in a township. I might even say a [...]

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Kids and animals in Australia

Travelling with children in Australia is very easy and an absolute joy. One of the highlights for my daughters has been the opportunity to get up close with the local fauna, both with farm animals and with wildlife so different from what we have in Europe. Leaving the more alarming ones aside for now, here [...]

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Zip lining in Costa Rica

By Catarina Redisch at Tarcoles River, Costa Rica When we were in Costa Rica, mum wanted to visit a coffee plantation. My sister and I would rather zip line. We were going to fly between 9 platforms. We took a bus to Tarcoles River. As we got out of the bus, we walked a little [...]

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