Doorways to Mali

The carved wooden doors and doorways of a Dogon village are great works of the imagination. By Leigh Voigt Mali is in the middle of the bulge of Africa. In the middle of Mali, is Timbuktu; inaccessible, intriguing, fabled. The very word conjures up images of men in blue robes on camels in the desert. […]

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The Magic of Madagascar

Wishing you a rewarding and sublime journey! By Abhay K. Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island; after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Madagascar is in the western Indian Ocean. Some consider Madagascar to be the Earth’s eighth continent because it has such enormous biodiversity.  Geologically, Madagascar broke away from Gondwanaland with the rest of […]

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Extracts from Visions in the Rock*

A visit to Al ‘Ula and the tombs of the Nabateans Photo-essay: a lightning trip to Meda’in Saleh By Phil Hall Next day, at work, Dunstan had a proposal. He wanted to go on a road trip to Meda’in Saleh. Quickly, Peter invited me to go along too. ‘Meda’in Saleh means the City of Saleh.’ […]

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Anyone Goes to Venice

By Phil Hall Venice is one of the greatest sea cities. In the 5th century the Venetians rescued their shard of late Roman life from the Huns and Lombards by building way out in the Venetian lagoon on stilts. The city grew as a trading port. It became powerful and rich and Venetians built great […]

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Want to meet the Dalai Lama? Don’t bother.

By Adam Lickley 2017 did not end well for me. I was ‘let go’ from my job, my apartment was flooded, and I spent an uncomfortable night in hospital having my appendix removed. Life was on hold for a while, but within 2 short months, post-op boredom set in and I felt the urge once […]

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