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Me and Toilets

"I just happened to glance at the night sky and I marvelled at the millions of stars glistening like pieces of quicksilver thrown carelessly...
"I just happened to glance at the night sky and I marvelled at the millions of stars glistening like pieces of quicksilver thrown carelessly onto black velvet. In awe I watched the waxen moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an amber chariot towards the void of infinite space wherein the tethered bolts […]
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What, in Africa, are The Big Five, the Little Five and the Ugly Five?

I’ve heard of (and seen) the Big Five of course, but guide Vic also maintains that there’s a Little Five and an Ugly Five.
I’ve heard of (and seen) the Big Five of course, but guide Vic also maintains that there’s a Little Five and an Ugly Five.
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What is Voodoo and Where to See It? - West African Journey Part 23

Modern day Togo and Benin are the joint homes of the Voodoo religion. Voodoo is practised by about a fifth of the population
Modern day Togo and Benin are the joint homes of the Voodoo religion. Voodoo is practised by about a fifth of the population
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The Best Beach in the World?

Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
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Planning Your Solo Trip

Which countries? There are multitudes of lists of solo traveller friendly country lists available. I’m not sure I agree with most of them, as...
Which countries? There are multitudes of lists of solo traveller friendly country lists available. I’m not sure I agree with most of them, as so much depends on the individual.
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Zambia - The Best Place in Africa to See Leopard? - South Central Africa 4

Zambian game parks are reported to give the best chance of spotting leopard in Africa. So, I’m going to South Luangwa Park to check...
Zambian game parks are reported to give the best chance of spotting leopard in Africa. So, I’m going to South Luangwa Park to check this out.
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Visit Nauru - A Cure for the Very Curious - South Pacific 6

Alexander Downer (Australian foreign minister) is said to have rated Nauru the most unpleasant country he had ever visited.
Alexander Downer (Australian foreign minister) is said to have rated Nauru the most unpleasant country he had ever visited.
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Iran - In a Nutshell - Is It Worth It?

I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to this trip or not. Obtaining a visa for Iran is a tortuous process that first involved...
I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to this trip or not. Obtaining a visa for Iran is a tortuous process that first involved filling in a complex form, and getting my photo taken in a headscarf. I then had to gamble on whether the consul would be open on the days it said it would be and try to second guess which days would be the most popular.
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