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Tbilisi to Yerevan

Today’s post is about bread and circuses – or, at least, bread and religion – which perhaps isn’t that different. While I pondered whether to travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan via train or marshrutka (minibusses with threadbare tyres found all over the Caucasus), I stumbled over a brochure from Envoy, an Armenian tour company. Among [...]

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Searching for Garbo

At Skogskyrkogården, you can search for the most famous Swede of all, the elusive Greta Garbo – and tick off another UNESCO World Heritage site, in one go.

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Where in the World: Tobago – and a riddle!

Where in the world is this cryptic grave stone? In Plymouth, the oldest settlement on the Caribbean island of Tobago, that’s where.

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The old Jewish cemetery, Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw’s Jewish cemetery: a memorial to a cruel past

I’m mysteriously drawn to cemeteries, especially old ones. Wandering along the rows, looking at grave stones, I try to imagine the lives of those long since departed. One particularly evocative graveyard is the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw. — Our way there is fraught with difficulty. Warsaw’s tram drivers point us in the wrong direction time [...]

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Where in the World: The Titanic graves

A new week, a new travel quiz. Where in the world is this evocative cemetery? A crisp autumn day three years ago, the girls and I walked through this cemetery. It was a melancholic walk past the graves of hopeful immigrants, of children, of those never found. Two questions this time: Where in the world [...]

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Norfolk Island convict settlement: the most haunting place in the Pacific

Norfolk Island was once Britain’s worst convict colony. So bad was it, convicts sought execution as relief from suffering.

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