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Syracuse: Fact or Fiction, by James Potter

October 30, 2012


SYRACUSE : Fact or fiction? “You must see the Greek Theatre and all of the archaelogical area. And, of course, there is the Duomo in its beautiful piazza”. Claudio, our hotel receptionist, was telling us in perfect English what to see and do in Syracuse, an ancient town in the south-east corner of Sicily. “But […]

A Parisian Cafe Crawl, by James Potter

October 9, 2012


A Parisian Cafe Crawl by James Potter It was ten o’clock on a glorious spring Paris morning and I was sitting in Cafe de Flore, one of the city’s famous left bank cafes. I had taken the table next to the one preferred by Pablo Picasso. It did not seem right to take his table […]

Cambodia and the Gentle Art of Begging, by James Potter

October 9, 2012


Cambodia and the Gentle Art of Begging, by James Potter “It’s just not fair!” Chhean, a young Cambodian woman who minutes before had been all smiles and patience, was becoming more strident in her demands. “Your friend is spending money at the next shop. Why can’t you buy something from me?” It was the age-old […]

Southern Tasmania: Highlights, by Peter Mitchell

October 6, 2012


Southern Tasmania: Highlights by Peter Mitchell The wind was cold, but the sea was a deep blue as we headed into cave formations in the rocks. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation about the rock formations. However, most on board seemed more taken with the thrills of being on a fast boat picking its […]