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From Africa to tea with the Queen

Eighty-year-old women are supposed to stay at home. The neatly dressed grandmother of our collective imagination derives her pleasure from indoor pursuits – cooking, reading, knitting. One thing octogenarian women aren’t supposed to do is embark on a solo five-month journey through Africa, driving from Cape Town to Cairo in a battered Toyota Conquest. Julia Albu never set out to be exceptional. Her daily routine slotted neatly into what the world expects from an older woman living in a leafy village near Cape Town. Every morning she would listen to the radio, and one day the...

Best Countries for American Expats

Not a lot of Americans are aware of the fact that there are millions of Americans who choose to live abroad. Americans are considered much better at welcoming expats than moving abroad themselves, yet the State Department’s estimates that some 3 to 6 million Americans live abroad. Moving to a different country is no walk in the park, but it is possible and can be an amazing and refreshing change for yourself and your family. Here are some of the best and most interesting places to relocate to. Czech Republic The Czech Republic is a gem in eastern Europe. New comers enjoy a western life...

Best Family-Friendly Locations to Visit on a Luxury Superyacht

Get together with your family for an unforgettable voyage onboard a luxury yacht charter in the best locations. Here are 3 of the best family-friendly destinations to visit on your charter vacation: The British Virgin Islands These beautiful islands are only a short distance away from one another making island hopping really easy. With their protected waters the area is a great destination for first-time charterers to cruise to. Tortola, the capital as well as the largest of the British Virgin Islands offers great shopping with exotic spices, sweet smelling soap and rum stores to choose...

Fun Things You’ll Love to Do in St Kilda, Melbourne

When was the last time you went on a holiday? If you can’t remember, then it means you’re long overdue for one. Maybe you’ve been so busy with work, family and everything else in between that you’ve forgotten to take a break. No matter what time of year it is, when you have the chance to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends, you should make the most of it. And if you’re looking for some ideas of where to go and what to do, we’ve got you covered. A destination where you can enjoy the great outdoors, food, and some shopping is St Kilda. This beachside suburb in...

5 Great Reasons to Buy a Holiday Villa in Dubai

Within recent years, Dubai has become renowned as a leading international hub, not only in the Middle East, but also on a global level for travellers making their way through the region or on transcontinental flights. Known as a shopper’s paradise, this one city has some of the world’s most glamorous malls which are often situated side-by-side with traditional souks where you can get everything from spices to crafts from local artisans. If you have become smitten by this city known for affordable luxurious living, now is the time to check out some amazing villas for sale in Dubai. 1....

Why the UK has so many words for bread

Having customers order a ‘toasted teacake’ in the West Yorkshire sandwich shop where I worked as a teenager wasn’t unusual, yet even this simple request always necessitated a follow-up question: ‘plain or currant?’. While to me a ‘teacake’ naturally implies a plain, savoury bread roll, most of the country outside West Yorkshire believes a teacake to be a sweet bread laden with plump currants. I’d say, logically, that that should be known as a ‘currant teacake’, but what can you do? Everyone in the UK has an opinion on just what to...

The Turkish city that lives for breakfast

Turkish breakfast – a meal of epic proportions based around an often daunting array of cheeses, olives, egg dishes, jams, grilled sausage and cup after cup of black tea – is among the country’s finest culinary rituals. And while the most important meal of the day is cherished and taken seriously throughout the country, its heartland is the eastern city of Van. Turkish breakfast is among the country’s finest culinary rituals Van and breakfast are synonymous in Turkey, and Van-style breakfast restaurants have opened to fanfare in Istanbul and Ankara, serving...

10 Best Student Travel Destination in Eastern Europe

Traveling has been proven to be one of the best ways to learn. You’ve most probably heard the saying,’ seeing is believing.’ For most students, traveling helps them to get away from the monotonous routine of going to class and learning things in theory. They get to experience the real world and finally prove whether the theories are true or not. Students also enjoy traveling for the fun of it. Who would turn down an opportunity to travel? However, as a students, there are several destinations to consider, and you might choose one according to; Cost of travel – Your budget should...

5 Things to know about a Serengeti Safari

A safari to the vast and unspoilt land of the Serengeti in Africa is an experience every travel lover should have. The enchanting wildlife playground of Seronera, the calving grounds of Ndutu, the fun river crossings in Kogatende and Grumeti- there’s so much to see and admire. If you plan to spend a few days of your Safari on the Serengeti, here are five things you should know that will make your trip unforgettable: Seeing the Big Five The Big Five refers to Africa’s five most famous animals: the lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and elephant. These iconic animals were initially grouped...

An ingenious way to hide a map

Treasuring my father-in-law’s old cloth hankies sounds unpleasant. But they hold a secret. They are war-time maps that look like handkerchiefs, depicting old boundaries and conflicts in Europe. Blowing your nose in them was a definite no-no, as it could mean covering up an important escape route: a mountain pass, a road, an airfield. Your life could depend on these maps. The hankies gave us some kind of reassurance we would get back to safety Also referred to by historians as ‘escape and evasion maps’, handkerchief maps were used in World War II by the Allied forces,...

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