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Islamabad

27 October 2012 | Places

Before my recent trip up the Karakoram Highway through northern Pakistan to Kashgar in China I spent a day on a side trip to the Murree hill station and looking around Islamabad. On my last visit to Pakistan in early 2006 I went to the ancient Buddhist site at Taxila,...

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Wild Coast – the Dolman Winner

7 September 2012 | Media

I chaired the 2012 Dolman Travel Book of the Year awards, deciding on the best travel book published in Britain last year. I’ve posted blogs about the awards and, as I worked my way through the entrants and the long list and then the short list my thoughts on the book...

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Burford in the Cotswolds

19 July 2012 | Places

◄ North-west of London and just beyond Oxford the town of Burford is regularly cited as one of the prettiest in England. Of course it’s well equipped with pubs, like any pretty English village or town, although it’s unclear why there should be a mermaid pub so far...

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Beaches

25 December 2010 | Places

To be honest I’m not really a beach person, I get bored sitting around and even without visiting any beaches I get too much sun during the year. Nevertheless I had several great days on an assortment of fine beaches on the Brazilian island of Fernando do Noronha and l...

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Museums & Galleries

19 December 2010 | Culture

OK, it's time to look back over the last year. Starting with Museums & Galleries. Reading through my diary for the past 12 months there sure were a lot of them! Some highlights: ▲  The Alexandria Library right on the Mediterranean Coast in Egypt. An interesti...

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