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Seville – finding my inner flamenco

“If you want to catch a parrot, build a cage” I’m in Seville, hunting for my inner flamenco. I was expecting it to ooze from every plaza, with passion and music and dance surrounding me as soon as I stepped … Continue reading

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Florence: a blagger’s guide part 2

In Florence, as in the rest of Italy, there are a lot of churches. They are nearly all beautiful, and many of them have exquisite art in them. Along with the tourists who want to tick off seeing that Giotto, … Continue reading

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A place like home

The driver of the tuk-tuk handed me his phone.  We were pulled up on a dark street near Kovalam and this was not what I had anticipated.  However, a friendly voice on the other end of the phone explained that … Continue reading

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People (and animal) watching

If you want somewhere to watch people go by, then I would highly recommend Indian Railways.  Indian Railways is the world’s biggest employer with over 1 million staff so wherever you happen to be, there will always be someone or … Continue reading

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India: expectations

Why India?  India must be on most people’s travel list.  Maybe it’s because of the colonial history, maybe because we’ve seen it on the TV, or because you just want to go to the home of curry.  Or even just … Continue reading

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