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Shopping up a storm in Florence

ITALY | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [642]

When I arrived in Florence I had no intention of buying a leather jacket. "Come into my shop and have a look. Just for fun," said a beaming shop keeper... you can see where this is going. End result: after some 'skillful' negotiation, I am ... Read more >

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Chilling in Roma

ITALY | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [559]

That's chilling as in cold, not chilling as in taking it easy. Despite heading a good distance closer to the Equator, Rome was much more wintery than the benign climate we have been enjoying on the Cote D'Azur. With only four days and a long list of ... Read more >

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Full on Festive Season

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [583]

After a three month stint in France, we headed back to the Isle of Wight for Christmas and New Year to restock the travelling slush fund. Coming from the evergreen Cote D'Azur, England looked decidedly bleak, if not a tad depressing as our train rolled ... Read more >

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Hippie Purple Garden

INDIA | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [1368]

So the dodgiest accomodation of our trip in India was a the little town of Pushkar. Described by Lonely Planet as a haven for "hippies and mystics experimenting with spirituality and drugs", it wasn't far wrong. We felt like ultra-conservatives ... Read more >

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