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Through Wales without a Tardis

Ah, Wales. The country with the most impressive and baffling language. It was even used in the Bosnian conflict, where a Welsh regiment used the language for as a way to “encrypt” communication.

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Ascending Rock of Gibraltar

Alcatraz in San Francisco be excused, but the Rock of Gibraltar is so much more worthy of the name. In ancient times, this was one of the Pillars of Hercules, flanking the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. The southern pillar is located on the North African shore, at the horizon. According to Plato, the lost city of Atlantis was located beyond the pillars.

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Movie locations around the world part 5

Welcome to part 5 of my quest for finding movie locations around the world! Featured: Once Upon a Time in America, Doctor Who, Adjustment Bureau, The Avengers, Spider-Man 3, Night at the Museum, Highlander, When Harry Met Sally, Home Alone 2, National Treasure, X-Men First Class, In The Line Of Fire, Contact.

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New Years Eve in Manchester

Much has happened since the Roman fort of Mamucium was established in 79 AD. After becoming the world’s first industrialised city, Manchester went on to become one of the most famous music cities of the world.

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Au revoir Jubilee Gardens

Some cities have a sweet spot where I tend to return. It’s like a magnet and I don’t know why. 12 years ago, I walked alone along the Thames riverfront in London. This was one year before the London Eye wheel was built. I came to the Jubilee Gardens and sat down on a bench.

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Report from @media conference in London

The @media conference, or Web Directions as it is officially called these days, was once one of the pinnacles of web development. The celebrities of the web community gathered once a year and confirmed their positions as generals in the web standards war.

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Camden on fire

A newsflash tonight caught my eye more than usual. There was a big fire going on in Camden. From what I heard the Canal Market is gone, but Lock Market and Stables Market seems to be alright. I’ve heard contradictory numbers but some claim up to a third of the markets fell prey to the fire.

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Airports with delayed flights

Most people have had their fair share of trouble with airport schedules. The Association of European Airlines recently came up with a list of the airports with worst delays, and the winners are…

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London calling

I found myself back in London again. The springtime is cold but lovely. Had a beautiful spring walk in St James’s Park, saying hello to the swans and smelling the cherry blossoms.

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Alone in Kyoto

Alone in Kyoto

"I tried my best to sneak across the building, but the floor revealed me each time. I suppose I would make a lousy ninja."
The lakes of Lombardy

The lakes of Lombardy

"The town of Como, largest settlement around Lake Como, attracts a lot of people with big wallets. But I preferred to take the funicular up the mountain to the Brunate region, where you get a much better view of the lake."
The urban maze of Tangier

The urban maze of Tangier

"The old Medina is full of fascinating gates and narrow alleys, where I blend in like Moby Dick at a NIN concert."
The streets of Paris

The streets of Paris

"One of the advantages of repeated visits to a place is the leisure pace of awe and discovery while drifting slowly down the worn streets of the French capital."
Sessions in Seville

Sessions in Seville

"I end my journey in front of the tomb of Columbus, located inside the world’s largest Gothic cathedral."
Memories of Skye

Memories of Skye

"The countryside is charming and some places even have coffee."

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