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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...

A few weeks ago, a number of “older” people (defined as near, at or over 80) of my acquaintance were given the following challenge:

As fellow members of a “Brigade of Elders”, I am...

For those that have a constant ‘Wanderlust’ urge to travel and feel uncomfortable sitting around at home, then help is readily at hand. Let a good travel book do it for you! Travel writing goes...

Unfortunately it was low tide when the ferry from Ao Nang, in Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, was due to leave for the two-hour crossing to the beautiful island of Koh Lanta. So all 200...

Often called “The Venice of the North”, Stockholm lies picturesquely on 14 islands where the fresh waters of Lake Mälaren join the Baltic Sea. The charm of its unique setting lies in the mixture...

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