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Vancouver just doesn’t need to try! The Pacific Ocean stretches in front and snow-capped mountains rear seductively behind. In between lies perhaps the world’s most liveable city, replete with...

The Rakhine People and Sittwe

Rakhine State, one of the least visited parts of Myanmar, lies on the country’s west coast on the Bay of Bengal, with the Bangladesh border to the north. The...

When I was in my 20s and living on Long Island Sound (a wonderful small boat sailing area near New York City), I had an O’Day Mariner and spent many weekends sailing, often overnight. My dream...

The overwhelming thing about Canada is its sheer size – 4,500kms from Toronto to Vancouver! If you want to cross this enormous country, there are four travel options. It is five hours by air,...

An appetising aroma of sheep’s cheese and smoked chorizo sausages wafted through the stalls of Estremoz’s famous Saturday market. This weekly extravaganza shows off the best of the Alentejo’s...

Long before the European Union was a twinkle in some Brussels bureaucrat’s eye, the Hanseatic League acted as a powerful pan-European bloc. Its reach stretched from England to Russia and from...

This is the fourth in our series of articles exploring how people near, at or over 80 years of age think and feel about getting older and being old. The first three articles have elicited a great...

This is the third in our series of articles exploring how people in the near, at or over 80 age-group think and feel about getting older. The first two articles have elicited a great response,...

Since my column last week, I have been pleased, appreciative and hugely gratified by your response to my invitation to offer up a few words about age and ageing, and how it looks from your...

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