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Ruins of the Future

21 May 2013 | Culture

The other night I had a look around the unusual Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.  Sir John (1753-1837) was a pioneering architect in his era who was responsible for the Bank of England building, although it’s subsequently been chopped around so much that little of h...

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Information & Misinformation

21 August 2011 | Living

At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dave Gorman’s Power Point Presentation looked at how ‘facts’ on the web can propagate. He may have been born a Christian and become an atheist, but when his Wikipedia entry described him as Jewish that ‘fact’ soon spread far and wide. ...

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Kilimanjaro Magic

13 July 2011 | Living

▲ Sometimes you look out the window and the view is magic. Like the morning a couple of weeks ago when I flew with Kenya Airways from Nairobi to Lubumbashi in Congo DRC. Soon after departing Nairobi there, off to the west was Kilimanjaro just poking up above the clo...

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Hewa Bora crash

9 July 2011 | Transport

What’s the most dangerous thing that’s ever happened to you, I’m frequently asked? Well nothing I’m aware of I usually answer, for some reason you turn left instead of right and completely miss the accident. Yesterday a Hewa Bora 727-100 aircraft crashed on landing...

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Congo Information

8 July 2011 | The rest

I’ve been kicking around Congo DRC with a sidetrip to the other Congo, Congo Republic (aka Congo Brazzaville). I’ve covered Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, Brazzaville and Kisangani and my final stop was Goma, right on the border with Rwanda. Visas Visas are the big problem...

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