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World at a Glance: Maputo fish market

I was going through some old photos and this one from the fish market in Maputo brought a smile to my face. It’s been about 15 years, gosh – yet I remember well wandering through this lively bazaar and chatting with these friendly, cheeky ladies. The Maputo fish market was near the beach – still [...]

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Imizamo Yethu: Life in a township

During a visit in South Africa earlier this year, I visited Imizamo Yethu, a township in Hout Bay Valley, a seaside suburb of Cape Town. I was first in South Africa in 1993, just months before Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president. At that time, by chance, I met a man who ran tours [...]

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Catalonia – a new European state?

Something is different in Catalonia. Independence flags wave from windows and balconies all over the region, long after the national day, 11 September.

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The Lesotho Incident

It’s a hot January day and I’m in a minibus, flying across a Lesotho mountain road, wondering whether the holes in the windscreen are caused by bullets…

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Lihallen: An Arctic Art Gallery

High above Sigerfjord village, outside Sortland, Norway’s Blue Town, is Lihallen Kulturgård, a fab Arctic Art Gallery and meeting location.

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The Renaissance man from Vinci

Who’s in your ideal circle of friends? My list is long, and most are long gone. Near the top is a man who was born in this house in Vinci.

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About Schnapps – the natural way

The Backer schnapps is all-natural, hand-made – in short, the good stuff. If further proof of quality is required, medals and awards abound.

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