• Glow with the Flow

    Glow with the Flow

    Here’s a sneak preview of my latest article published in 72&Rising Magazine.   There are lots of other great articles in this brilliant magazine and some absolutely spectacular photography. So make sure you download the latest edition – Volume 3.3 OUT NOW! Don’t miss out....

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  • Living Spain Magazine Story

    Living Spain Magazine Story

    Have a read of my latest article published this month in Living Spain Magazine: Roaming around Ronda. I totally fell in love with little gorgeous southern Spanish hill town and will probably put up another blog post about it too in the near future. Here’s a link to the whole story :  FinalPDF_...

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  • Istanbul Odyssey: A Turkish Delight

    Istanbul Odyssey: A Turkish Delight

    Two weeks ago I returned from a fabulous, but all too brief, holiday in Turkey, during which time I spent 4 days in Istanbul. When I returned I immediately set about capturing my enthusiasm for this amazing city in a blog post (read below). Then just as I was about to post this on the website, the f...

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  • Malaga’s Feria de Agosto

    Malaga’s Feria de Agosto

    Like a moth to a naked flame, I am irrepressibly drawn to the carnival sounds of a horn section giving Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” a vigorous Latin-inspired lift. Gathered around the brass band is a sea of happy revellers, singing and dancing in the street. A mass of arms, holding hats and flut...

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Captivated by Córdoba

It’s 10.30pm and the tables in Córdoba’s Plaza de la Corredera are filling up with locals siting down to their evening meal of tapas, beer and cigarettes. The hum of conversation and laughter bounces amongst the hundreds of arches...

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A Portuguese Paradise

Here’s a sneak preview of my latest article published in 72&Rising Magazine.     There are lots of other great articles in this brilliant magazine and some absolutely spectacular photography. So make sure you d...

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Debating The Motion: inside an Oxford Union debate

If there is one thing that the British excel at, it is polite disagreement. Their ability for vehement, yet civilised, argument is simply beyond par (for an example, just watch In the Loop). Perhaps it is not surprising then, to l...

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Oxford vs Cambridge: which is better?

In the first decade of the 13th century, England (like much of Europe) was embroiled in conflict between church and state. Some of this conflict was academic in nature with power struggles unfolding between sovereign rulers and re...

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Happy Gregorian New Year!

Unbelievable! Somehow, 2012 is ending! We are well and truly at the pointy end of the year. There are only a few more weeks to tie up all those loose ends and tick off all those tasks on the “to-do” lists. This is that time of yea...

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