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My war on waste

I’ve been doing some activism in my kitchen lately — by launching a war on waste. After a few months of trying to waste as little as possible – my conclusion is that not wasting requires a pretty involved effort … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Alhambra

In the days since I returned from Granada I have found myself thinking excitedly, “I have seen the Alhambra! I have seen the Alhambra!!.” The Alhambra was built in the 14th century by the North African Islamic rulers of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Indian style public transport

Could they possibly have crammed any more people into, on top of or outside the vehicle? When we say mass transport in India, we mean it. This picture of an Indian auto or ‘tuk-tuk’ was taken on a road two … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

The houses in the picture are all part of a floating village in the sea, in Ha Long Bay in northern Viet Nam. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site with hundreds upon hundreds of rocks like these … Continue reading

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A ‘Sweet Mate’ in Laos is not what you think

We asked for sugar for our coffee over breakfast one morning in Luang Prabang and were offered this delightfully suggestive sachet. I would’ve loved to have bought a local brand of condoms just to read the copy.

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Get a party started in Hanoi with a horn and a flag

On our first night in Hanoi we kept the evening’s entertainment light since we had checked into our hotel in the Old Quarter only around 7 pm. Besides we wanted to wake up early the next morning to get in … Continue reading

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Has Borat been to Ha Noi?

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