Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cihangir – Istanbul’s bohemian heart

I adore Istanbul – not merely the place but also the people, who are as a whole gentle, kind, sometimes a bit world-weary. A lifetime living in that city would not be enough to experience all it offers. For those who love … Continue reading

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Khajuraho – scandalous sleaze or erotic art

Far from sordid sleaze, India’s exquisite Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh represent a philosophy of life that employed the sensuous to achieve the sublime. The remaining 25 temples, which are World Heritage listed,  are India’s second most visited attraction after the … Continue reading

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The Corinth Canal – a tight squeeze

Navigating the 21-metre-wide Corinth Canal in our 18-metre-wide ship leaves little room for error. It’s exhilarating to sail the canal that links the Aegean’s Saronic Gulf with the Adriatic’s Gulf of Corinth, the sandstone walls towering above. Attempts to forge the … Continue reading

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Charming Tasmanian Villages

There are gorgeous islands in every ocean but one of the most beautiful lies right at our feet, literally. Our very own Tasmania is curled up like a beautiful kitten at the foot of Australia. It’s worth visiting – not … Continue reading

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Journey by the Book

We can’t possibly travel to every last rock on this planet, much as we would love to. That’s where writing kicks in. There’s enormous joy in reading of others’ experiences – living vicariously. You can walk with bears in the Appalachians, … Continue reading

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