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Chocolate heated to perfect temprature at Scuola del Cioccolato, Perugina

Alex and the Chocolate Factory: how to make chocolate

How to make chocolate: Slice, melt, pour. Then mix filling: cream, butter, lemon peel, white chocolate and Limoncello. Mmm… Limoncello…

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Top 5 Camping Survival Essentials

I don’t often feature how-to articles here on Sophie’s World. However, we’re going to Wales this summer, and I’m considering giving camping a try. Now to persuade the girls…Today’s guest post comes from freelance writer Tom Armenante. I’ve asked Tom to share his best five camping tips.

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Travel Bloggers Give Back

The cool website Green Global Travel has introduced a series called Travel Bloggers Give Back, asking travel bloggers to write about their favourite charitable organsation. In short, we’re being challenged to use our blogs to make a difference. Can’t say no to that now, can I? Médecins Sans Frontières My preferred humanitarian organisation is MSF, [...]

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Barentsburg highlights

Barentsburg, you say? Where on earth… ? The Svalbard archipelago has four settlements of significant size, one of them is Russian. Norway has sovereignty over the archipelago, but the Treaty of Svalbard ensures all parties equal access to scientific and economic activities in the islands. Enter the Soviet Union. Since 1932, Russian company Trust Arktikugol [...]

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The Bedoun – Kuwait’s stateless people

On my old blog, I touch upon the issue of the Bedoun (although mostly my ignorance of the matter). This is what I wrote then – from the observation deck of Kuwait Towers: I’m soon joined by the only other westerner here. A journo from a Central European country, he is there to cover the [...]

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Things to do in Skopje

Skopje isn’t what leaps to mind when you think of European cities, is it? It’s probably among the lesser known capitals, along with Chisinau. To me, it was the easiest way to get to Kosovo for a travel writing assignment on the then two-month-old nation. When I checked into my Skopje hotel, the manager asked [...]

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How you can help Japan after the disaster

I have been to Japan only once, more than 10 years ago, and only for three days, so I can’t claim to know the country well. Yet, like everyone else, I want to help in any little way I can. UN aid worker and fellow Lonely Planet blogger Todd Wassel is passionate about Japan. He [...]

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