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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Middle East Lebanon December 29, 2015 – January 4, 2016

December 29, 2015 – January 1, 2016: Beirut, Jeita, Harissa & Byblos I have always been fascinated by Lebanon, home to a civilisation going back to around 3500 BC. Being one of the oldest countries in the world, it boasts a rich pre-Biblical history with five World Heritage Sites.

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Europe 7: UK December 15 – 29, 2015

I come to the UK this time for my god-mother’s 90th birthday. My brother Lawrence who has not seen her for over 30 years, brings his wife Sally to visit her too. We had a short driving holiday in Wales before visiting friends in Sheffield and Birmingham. I have a peaceful and relaxing Christmas in … Continue reading »

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Europe 6: Stylish Sweden December 10 – 15, 2015

Uppsala, Stockholm & Sigtuna

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Europe 5: Swedish Lapland December 2 – 9, 2015

Northern Sweden: Abisko and Kiruna I have been to Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo for work a dozen times but have never goneĀ  beyond Uppsala. Abisko, about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle and an hour by train from Norway, is said to be a good spot for viewing aurora borealis (also known as Northern … Continue reading »

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