Saturday, August 8, 2020

Trump is the Biggest! …a weekend in Manila

The young women come out at night to sell themselves, or more accurately, rent themselves. Some are too young, and some are men. The...

Mountain Hiking in Oman

A popular summertime activity in Oman is hiking in the mountains, with its stunning scenery and perfect weather... a welcome respite from Muscat in...

The Angry Bulgarian Bus Driver

“Oh my god, it’s him!” Aleks cried. She was jumping up and down and giggling like a schoolgirl. I had heard stories about the man...

Venice: It has Canals

1,600 years ago a bunch of people fled their homes in what is now northern Italy. They were escaping social and political turmoil surrounding...

Tourism in Cambodia: Genocide and Broad Smiles

‘Tuk-tuk?’, a toothless middle-aged guy beamed at me the moment I stepped out of the guesthouse. I smiled back and told him I was...

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A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

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By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

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It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

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I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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