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Discover Northern Ireland’s beautiful Causeway Coast

If you’ve been to Ireland and not visited the north-eastern counties, you have missed something special. Politically part of the United Kingdom and with a chequered history to match, Northern Ireland today is a peaceful place with much to see and do. And top of that list is the beautiful Causeway Coast. A rugged coastline…

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Auschwitz: a photo essay

While I was in Poland I was lucky enough to grab the opportunity to visit Auschwitz. I had been to Yad Vashem, the holocaust museum in Jerusalem, back in September 2016 and really felt that Auschwitz was somewhere I needed to go to complete the picture of what I had learnt in Israel. It’s a surreal…

How to go punting in Cambridge, England - and look good doing it!

How to go punting in Cambridge – and look good doing it!

Punting down the Backs, the water meadows of the River Cam, is the classic Cambridge activity and has been enjoyed by students, residents and visitors alike for centuries. Fancy giving it a try? Here’s everything you need to know about punting in Cambridge! Pick your location There are several locations where you can sample the…

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Northern Ireland: Breathing the Londonderry air

I was lucky enough to spend quite a bit of time last year in Northern Ireland. My work had taken me over there on a number of occasions, and if I’d enjoyed what I’d seen of it previously, I fell in love with the province over the course of the year. Much of my exploration…

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Snowshoeing in the Tatras: Poland’s winter wonderland

It’s a Saturday morning, 31 December, and the sun is blazing in a blue sky as I strap on my snowshoes. I’m in the small town of Szczawnica in the far south of Poland, close up on the Slovakian border, and I’m about to try snowshoeing for the first time in my life. The sun is…