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Chong Changtune Live Eco-museum: A Day at the Spa

As you may remember, I’ve decided to say yes to everything… well, at least most things. Here’s the second episode in the sporadic series Sophie tries new things. Subtitle: Steam bath in a chicken coop. Outdoors. In 40° C. In a word: Awesome!

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Oak Alley, a classic Southern Antebellum Plantation

Have you ever visited a southern plantation? In New Orleans, I saw two. The first was the unusual Creole plantation Laura – very different from what we think of as a typical southern plantation. Now let’s have a look at the classic Antebellum mansion. Come with me to Oak Alley.

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Sophie tries new things: Thai massage in Bangkok

As this post goes to publish, I’m off on an interesting adventure, about to visit a French ghost town in the mountains of Cambodia. And I’ve been warned wifi is sketchy, at best. We’ll see. Meanwhile, I thought I’d start a new series here on Sophie’s World, as sporadic as all the rest, but there […]

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Silent Retro Sunday: The colonial Hotel Polana in Maputo, Mozambique

The luxurious Hotel Polana – Maputo Mozambique

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Day Out Bangkok: Royal Ayutthaya

I’m off to Thailand on Saturday, folks – and was reminded that I still haven’t told you about a terrific Bangkok daytrip I took last time. The old Siamese capital Ayutthaya is only about 70 km north of the Thai capital, and easily reached by bus, train or boat.

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Silent Sunday: Trondheim Norway just before midnight in summer

Trondheim Norway – snap shot just before midnight on a summer day

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Underneath the river: Secret London

Did you know you could walk from one side of the Thames to another, underneath the river? A social revolution Opened in 1902, the Greenwich Thames foot tunnel allowed dock workers who lived on the south side of the river an easier way to get to and from work. But also, families living in the […]

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