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Walking England’s South Coast: the Seven Sisters cliffs

The white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex with a pebble beach and blue sea below

I’ve always enjoyed walking, but I started doing longer hikes more frequently during my two years in Australia, in the outback, the bush and, most often, along the many coastal paths around the country. This year was my first summer…
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Churches, palaces, street art and spies: exploring Tallinn (and not just the Old Town)

The view of Tallinn's Old Town from one of the viewing platforms

Tallinn is another one of those places that I have always wanted to visit, ever since studying the history of the USSR and communist rule in Europe at school, so, after ticking Krakow and Albania off my bucket list this…
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Brixham, England: re-visiting a childhood favourite holiday spot

Fishing boats in the harbour with brightly coloured houses on the hill behind in Brixham, England

When I was staying in Bukit Lawang I made friends with an Indonesian woman around my age who was staying in the room next door to mine. Originally from nearby Medan, she had just left her job in Jakarta and…
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Five top train journeys in Europe

Train journeys Europe Cascais Portugal

There’s something special about travelling by train in Europe; perhaps it’s the many different terrains you can see from the window, the idea of passing seamlessly from one country to another, romantic notions from old films, or simply the joy…
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The Glenn Miller Museum at Twinwood: a hidden music history gem in Bedford

When I started secondary school, I desperately hoped to be picked to learn a musical instrument. I dreamed of the violin. I was gutted when I didn’t make the grade in the hand-clapping rhythm test, and made do with singing…
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