The Georgian Love Tokens That Time Forgot
Jan13

The Georgian Love Tokens That Time Forgot

England in the 18th Century was a lively hub for culture, science and industry. The Act of Union of 1707 brought England and Scotland together, politically if not popularly, and Great Britain began forging its infamous overseas empire. Advances in technology and agriculture placed Britain at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, bringing the masses into the rapidly expanding cities. Political power and influence was in the hands...

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Saudi Arabia Bans Magazine Cover Featuring Pope Francis
Sep11

Saudi Arabia Bans Magazine Cover Featuring Pope Francis

National Geographic issue not allowed for ‘cultural reasons’ Saudi Arabia has banned the Arabic version of National Geographic magazine, which features an image of Pope Francis. Although the US-based company has yet to comment on the incident, it is believed that the Islamic country took offence to the image of the Catholic Pontiff. Alsaad Omar al-Menhaly, the magazine’s editor-in-chief for Saudi Arabia, issued a...

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The Five Oldest and Strongest Buildings in New York City
Mar01

The Five Oldest and Strongest Buildings in New York City

When you’re looking to a place like New York City you can’t help but be dazzled by so much of the architecture found here. Some of the oldest and strongest buildings in New York City are also some of the most identifiable. Here’s a list of some buildings to check out when you’re visiting or living here; some of the oldest and strongest buildings in New York City await you! Grand Central Terminal: Many daily...

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Are Brits as polite as they think they are?
Oct01

Are Brits as polite as they think they are?

When travelling abroad, I’m often shocked by the sheer rudeness of people who find it perfectly acceptable to skip queues, stare and burp loudly in restaurants! Although I’ve always found my fellow Brits to be a polite and well-mannered bunch, I can’t help but wonder whether our perception of politeness or fairness is somehow skewed. Just recently the Fairtrade Foundation posed the question: “How Fair are...

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The Boating Mecca of the Southern Seas: Victoria
Aug01

The Boating Mecca of the Southern Seas: Victoria

With Melbourne boasting the spectacular Port Phillip Bay, the reputed boating mecca of the southern seas, Victoria is definitely a place you want to be sailing to. There’s plenty to do and see, both on land and on water, and the best thing is that you’ll never be too far from your boat. We have picked out several notable marinas with facilities to make your docking more practical and pleasurable, and their own boatyard, or the...

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