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Socotra, Yemen, the Weird Wonderland That is the Jewel of Arabia

Socotra is a naturalists haven. A split off from Gondwanaland island that is the Arabian Sea’s answer to the Galapagos. Well almost.
Socotra is a naturalists haven. A split off from Gondwanaland island that is the Arabian Sea’s answer to the Galapagos. Well almost.
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Iraqi Kurdistan - A Unique Homeland

I've flown from Basra in the south of Iraq to Erbil the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. And beam me up Scottie.
I've flown from Basra in the south of Iraq to Erbil the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. And beam me up Scottie.
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Iraq - Where Civilisation Began

The Cradle of Civilisation, in modern day Iraq, on my bucket list for a long time. the land where writing and the wheel were...
The Cradle of Civilisation, in modern day Iraq, on my bucket list for a long time. the land where writing and the wheel were invented.
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Spain - In a Nutshell

Spain is a tourist paradise - one of the most popular destinations in all of Europe and apparently the second most visited nation...
Spain is a tourist paradise - one of the most popular destinations in all of Europe and apparently the second most visited nation on the planet.
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Bulgaria - In a Nutshell

In Bulgaria, the people shake their head for “yes” and nod their head for “no”, the opposite of many other cultures
In Bulgaria, the people shake their head for “yes” and nod their head for “no”, the opposite of many other cultures
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Bulgaria - Castles, Cathedrals, Mountains and Monasteries

There are plenty of relics of the Soviet occupation in Bulgaria. The main draw is the oddly Baroque and newly renovated Central Soviet Square...
There are plenty of relics of the Soviet occupation in Bulgaria. The main draw is the oddly Baroque and newly renovated Central Soviet Square
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Burundi - The Poorest and Unhappiest Country in the World? - Uganda and Burundi 2

Burundi is ranked as the poorest country in the world by GDP. This has also been rated the unhappiest country in the world. Let’s...
Burundi is ranked as the poorest country in the world by GDP. This has also been rated the unhappiest country in the world. Let’s see..
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Uganda - The Pearl of Africa - Uganda and Burundi 1

The scenery is better still to the south of Fort Portal. Churchill famously referred to Uganda as ‘The Pearl of Africa'. He was right.
The scenery is better still to the south of Fort Portal. Churchill famously referred to Uganda as ‘The Pearl of Africa'. He was right.
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Tunisia - An Historic Green Wedge in Africa

Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia and the famous Roman remains at Carthage. This once centre of the Punic empire nestles in the suburbs...
Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia and the famous Roman remains at Carthage. This once centre of the Punic empire nestles in the suburbs of Tunis. Carthage is famous for controlling much of the Western trade in the luxurious purple dye from the murex shell.
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