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What makes us human? Thoughts on prehistoric cave art.

Last summer, I spent time in Bordeaux and the surrounding wine districts with my mum and sister. A highlight in the area was the ancient cave art in the nearby Vézère Valley. There are many excellent caves to visit in the valley. Having studied archaeology, I have a penchant for prehistory, and if you too […]

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Christmas lights in Paris

Christmas markets have just exploded the last years, have you noticed? They’re everywhere! It’s no longer just an ancient German/Central European custom. These days, every city, every town and every little village seem to organise these festive affairs during Advent. Some Christmas markets last from late November until well into January. Others are brief one weekend […]

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Silent Sunday: Sound of Music wedding venue, Mondsee

Sound of Music wedding venue: the cloister church in Mondsee, Austria – where Maria and Captain von Trapp were married.

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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 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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Silent Sunday: Colourful bus in Apia, Samoa

Colourful bus in Apia, capital of Samoa in the Pacific.

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