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Naples ’44 – the classic Norman Lewis title

4 June 2013 | Media

Having visited Capri and Naples reading one of the classic books on the city seemed like an excellent idea. Norman Lewis turned up in Naples in late 1943, immediately after the Armistice between Italy and the Allies was signed. He spent the next year in the city and h...

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Big Buddhas

22 December 2010 | Culture

Once again I'm looking back over the last year's travels. Today it's 2010's Big Buddhas. On 21 December it was Animals & Wildlife, on 20 December Cars & Bikes and on 19 December Museums & Galleries. I encountered some big Buddhas during 2010, most recen...

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Diverted Flights

22 February 2010 | Transport

Flights that get diverted and end up somewhere unintended are always a pain in the neck. I’ve had a few over the years including one last year – it was my very first flight on a double-decker Airbus A380 and Qantas managed to take me from Los Angeles to Sydney instead...

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Dictator Style

Books of 2005

26 December 2005 | Media

Hardly surprisingly I read a lot of travel or travel related books, some recent titles 1.  Dictators’ Homes (Dictator Style in the USA) – Peter York Amazon USA - Amazon UK Unfortunately the idea – let’s do an Architectural Digest tour of assorted dictators’ and d...

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