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Silent Sunday: The luxurious Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai

The fabulous sail-shaped Burj al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the world’s most luxurious hotel.

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Silent Sunday: The rugged and beautiful beach at Batsheba in Barbados

The rugged and beautiful beach at Batsheba Barbados, in the Caribbean

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Wintry Vilnius by Instagram

On a chilly November day last year, I spent a brief twenty-four hours in the Lithuanian capital. Here’s a quick look at wintry Vilnius by Instagram. 1. A night-time shot of the pretty Vilnius Cathedral. (See the photo on Instagram here.) 2. Borscht, a Lithuanian soup. More summery than wintry this cold beet soup, but […]

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Silent Retro Sunday: Smiling girls at the market in Banjul, The Gambia

Banjul market: Smiling girls at the market in Banjul in The Gambia

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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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Silent Sunday: Vadstena Castle, Sweden

The imposing 16th century Vadstena Castle – Östergötland in Sweden

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5 top tips for safari photography

Making holiday plans for the winter? Maybe you’re considering a safari? Then read on! This week on Sophie’s World, Geoff Whittle of The Luxury Couple shares some excellent safari photography tips. Here’s Geoff! So much is written about the best way to achieve great results with your photography that you can become mesmerised by the […]

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