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Practical Guide to Madrid

I visited Madrid in September 2009, when I was attending an International Conference. That meant I would been spending five days in a very beautiful city. The trip proved to be much more challenging that I anticipated, though it was definitely worth it. The first thing that needs to be …

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Holidays in Muscat Oman

Muscat, Oman. February 21-23, 2008 Our weekend in Muscat, Oman, got off to a good start and never looked back. Passing through passport control, a young kiwi guy, Andrew, overheard us talking. “You guys kiwis as well?” Turns out he runs most of the restaurants my boyfriend Ben and I …

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Travels to Manila

No matter how many times I’ve come to land in Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, at least 20 by now I would think, there is still always that sense of excitement, always that sense of impatience to re-experience and be thrilled by the beconing city of Manila! Don, my partner …

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Traveling in Mozambique

We relaxed when the train jolted into life and headed back into the darkness, away from the noise and the fires of the rebel camp. For almost three hours we had lain stock still and silent on a huge, bunched-up tarpaulin, pressing ourselves ever deeper into its stinking folds while …

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