March 22, 2018
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Stories from July-September 2008

Sep 15, 2008
Queen of the Caribbean, Havana has a a fair claim to be the most exciting and extraordinary capital in the Western hemisphere.

Sep 4, 2008
Foula is the remotest island in Britain; it's also one of the most beautiful. Adrift in the North Atlantic, twenty self-sufficent crofters share their home with puffins, gulls, a lonely mountain - and some very unfriendly skuas.

Aug 19, 2008
Venice has a history going back to the Dark Ages and the collapse of Rome. During that time, she's gone from Queen of the Mediterranean to harlot of the Grand Tour to victim of mass-tourism. But what does she think of it all?

Aug 13, 2008
Madrid tapas and pintxo bars of all stripes - hip, trad, Basque and Andalucian in the key districts of Santa Ana, La Latina, Chueca, Salamanca and Plaza Mayor.

Aug 5, 2008
Seeing the River Dniepr (or Dnieper) kindles childhood memories of dusty classrooms and brings to mind the the great trading journeys made by the Varangians linking northern Euope with Byzantium.

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