New Zealand:

Jeju Olle

14 November 2011 | Places

Maureen and I went to Jeju, the holiday island dangling off the southern end of the Korean Peninsula, for the World Trail Conference, a get together for walking trail organisers and administrators from around the world. ◄ with Suh Myung-sook While we were in Jej...

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Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions

30 November 2010 | Living

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011 stirred up the usual interest on its release. Assorted cities (including Tel Aviv and Australia’s Newcastle – not the British version) noted their inclusion in the ‘Top 10 Cities’ category. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, vis...

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Twitchhiker

1 November 2010 | Media

Twitchhiker (Paul Smith) is the second travel book this year which I have really not liked, To Hellholes & Back was the other. The premise: hitchhike from north England to the antipodal position on earth, Campbell Island off to the south of New Zealand. He does...

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Most Peaceful? New Zealand

9 June 2010 | Living

The 2010 Global Peace Index has been released and the most peaceful country in the world? No change from last year, it’s New Zealand followed by Iceland. The other four Scandinavian countries also make it into the top 10. The list now includes 149 countries, 99% of th...

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A New Peace Symbol

21 September 2009 | The rest

We all know the peace symbol – which actually started life as the semaphore symbols for the letters N and D since it stood for Nuclear Disarmament. From there it became the symbol of CND, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Today we’re down from 70,000 n...

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