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Sunrise Breakfast Overlooking London

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By olivia | Views [1208] | Scholarship Entry

There's something very distinctly "London" that stands out from the very moment you set foot on the pavement. It's not Big Ben, the London Eye, or the Shard looming above you like the evil eye of Sauron; it's the exasperated sighs and passive aggressive ... Read more >

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Pieces and Players

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 25 May 2015 | By kjfunk | Views [1066] | Scholarship Entry

He was a big, mixed-race guy with tight white curls and wire-rimmed glasses, hands folded over his belly as if he’d just finished a three-course lunch. He sat with his chess pieces, waiting for the next gullible fool to come over. Me. You can never be ... Read more >

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Ex Nihilo

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | By evelynhollow | Views [16222] | Comments [16] | Scholarship Entry

Growing up mostly on a caravan park, buried in a valley of the Scottish borders, I knew what 'nothing' looked like well. The nothingness of empty cupboards. The nothingness of dead air in the night-time. The nothingness of your own company in a place ... Read more >

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The cashpoint in the rainforest

BELIZE | Sunday, 26 Apr 2015 | By shereen_92 | Views [1240] | Scholarship Entry

That feeling of a hundred thousand tonnes of limestone hanging over your head. Of the sheer power of water carving the very path you are following. That feeling of the gods of the underworld awaiting their next tribute. We are on a trip to Xibalba, a ... Read more >

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