Category Archives: Culture

The Great British Bucket List

It’s the Easter bank holiday and people up and down the land are celebrating it by spending time with family, jetting off for a long weekend or even just spending a little too much time in a beer garden than is … Continue reading

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Savouring A Turkish Delight In Istanbul

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Turkish city of Istanbul. It’s the only city in the world which straddles two continents – Europe and Asia – which creates a tantalising mix of cultures. It’s great for shopping too … Continue reading

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For Folk’s Sake Interview: The Skies Have Cleared For Simone Felice

My interview with singer Simone Felice on the For Folk’s Sake website: “Perhaps appropriately for someone who’s just landed in the UK, the first thing Simone Felice does when I ask how he’s doing is mention the weather. ‘I’m just … Continue reading

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Portobello Road, Portobello Road – Street Where The Riches Of Ages Are Sold

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“Portobello Road, Portobello Road. Street where the riches of ages are stowed. Anything and everything a chap can unload, Is sold off the barrow in Portobello Road. You’ll find what you want in the Portobello Road.” Song from Bedknobs and … Continue reading

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The Sečovlje Saltpans On Slovenia’s Istrian Coast

As you travel south along the 46km stretch of the Slovenian coastline, literally the last attraction you’ll see before reaching Croatia is the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park (Krajinski park sečovljske soline). Sat next to the Dragonje River marking the border, … Continue reading

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The Strange Grave Of Victor Noir At Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Amongst the grand tombs of the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris lie numerous notables but none is perhaps so unusual as that of Victor Noir. Fans of Oscar Wilde leave kisses and cigarettes at the foot of his grand Pharaonic … Continue reading

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Night Over Austria The Anschluss of 1938 – Flight and Expulsion: An Exhibition

Any visitor to Vienna will immediately recognise the former imperial palace the Hofburg. Once the winter residence of the Habsburgs, its buildings hark back to the days when Austria ruled much of Europe. It was planned to be an ‘imperial … Continue reading

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