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Enclaves & Exclaves – Belgium/Netherlands

8 December 2012 | Places

Last year I blogged about visiting the National Library in Canberra, Australia and finding out about enclaves and exclaves along the borders between India and Bangladesh and between Belgium and the Netherlands. While I was in Belgium continuing my pursuit of King Le...

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Amritsar

16 September 2012 | Places

I’ve been in Mumbai and Delhi in India helping the newest Lonely Planet office – Lonely Planet India – launch their first 10 guidebooks ‘for the Indian Traveller.’ They’re in English, but specifically developed for the rapidly growing Indian overseas travel market. Fr...

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No Eve Teasing

13 September 2012 | Culture

On my last India visit in early 2010 Delhi was in chaos, the city was being torn apart as they raced to get the Delhi Metro finished in time for the Commonwealth Games. This time I got to ride the Metro and, just as for hundreds of thousands of local users every day, ...

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Kuwait

12 September 2012 | Places

Last year I made a stopover in Doha, the capital of Qatar, while I was travelling back from Europe to Australia. I wanted to have a look at what the site for the 2022 Football World Cup had to offer. Answer? Not much. This year, en route to India, I stopped off in ...

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Visa Photos

27 July 2012 | Living

I dropped into my local Boots (a major British pharmacy chain) the other day to get some portrait photographs for visa applications. For an extra £2 the machine would dispense not just ordinary old photographs you could use anywhere, but photographs which were speci...

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