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High in the Apennines: Cycling an Italian Summer

High in the Apennines: Cycling an Italian Summer

High in the Apennines: Cycling an Italian Summer Roland Boer Once again I tried to dance on the pedals, rising from my seat, desperately and unsuccessfully dodging the boulders that passed for a gravel surface, leaning forward over the handlebars to prevent the bicycle from rearing up like a frisky horse. Once again I was(…)

The 10 Most Sparsely Populated Countires

The 10 Most Sparsely Populated Countires

According to recent population data these countries have the least amount of people per square km. 10. Mauritania Population 3,068,742; area 1,025,520 km2; density 3.0 people/km2 9. Iceland Population 309,672; area 103,000 km2; density 3.0 people/km2     8. Suriname Population 449,238; area 163,820 km2; density 2.7 people/km2 7.  Australia Population 21,050,000; area 7,682,300; density(…)

Deadly Harvest in Laos

Deadly Harvest in Laos

Deadly Harvest in Laos By Dianne Sharma-Winter:  http://www.diannesharmawinter.com/ Forty years ago  a bomb dropped on Laos every nine minutes. This continued for twenty-four hours a day seven days a week  for nine years and became one of the worst kept secrets of the US war on Vietnam. In all, over 50, 000 Laos people have(…)

7 Of the Best Travel Websites for 2014

7 Of the Best Travel Websites for 2014

Long gone are the days of clunky flight search engines and booking sites.  In 2014 some of the better travel sites cover just about anything you could imagine to help out when planning you next jaunt overseas.  The trend in travel booking sites is towards a more personalised experience, with suggestions based on your personal(…)

Dining Out in Oman

Dining Out in Oman

I don’t know about you, but fine dining in Oman has never been very high on my list of things to experience.  In fact, it’s never been on my list at all, largely because it never occurred to me that fine dining and Oman could co-exist in harmony.  But they do, and there are plenty(…)

Ten Tips For singing Karaoke With a Filipino Crew

Ten Tips For singing Karaoke With a Filipino Crew

Guest Post By Roland Boer Should you ever take a voyage on a container ship with a (very likely) Filipino crew, should you ever be invited to one of the crew’s parties, remember the following: 1. Never turn down an invitation to a crew party. The ship is small, rumour is like lightning and a(…)

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