02
Mar
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“People always seem to have time for brunch in Cape Town.” That was the answer I gave to a journalist who asked what I thought was the main difference between Cape Town and Johannesburg. I could have mentioned the climate, the spectacular scenery, or even the inclination to uphold (Cape Town) or ignore (Johannesburg) traffic… read more »

10
Feb
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“We now go to Atlantis for live coverage of the Olympic Games,” said the sports commentator. “Where the underwater sprint event is just getting underway,” I remember thinking to myself, as I imagined athletes wearing goggles, aqualungs and flippers racing in slow motion over the ocean floor. I have no proof that the commentator really… read more »

27
Jan
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27 janauari Crazy Tours Cartoon 1

British comedian Tony Hawks once hitchhiked around Ireland with a fridge to win a hundred-pound bet he had been lured into by his friends at the local pub. Hawks’s epic, 1,650-kilometre journey earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records. His absurd journey was also the topic of a bestselling book and an… read more »

13
Jan
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13 januari New York - Ottomanelli5in

I recently spent a couple of magical hours in New York. Being a seasoned traveller, I avoided the busier gateways – JFK, La Guardia, Grand Central Station, Ellis Island – opting instead to access The Big Apple via a place called Jisp, just north of Amsterdam, using the most comfortable mode of transport in the… read more »

12
Jan
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29 december Dave 2

Some time ago, I was wondering where to go in the summer. Exotic tropical resorts flitted through my imagination. Pearl-white beaches and brilliant sunshine seemed the ideal combination for a perfect holiday. Unfortunately, my bank account had a different opinion. As a student, you simply can’t afford to do as you like. So I decided… read more »

06
Jan
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6 januari Cartoon - Time Zone blog

Samoa skipped Friday 30 December 2011, going straight from Thursday the 29th to Saturday the 31st, thereby leaping across the dateline to become the first country to celebrate the start of 2012. A nice change for these Pacific islands, which had been last to ring in the new year since 1892, when an American trader… read more »

05
Jan
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05 januari Annie Rosaulli

I am borrowing the title of this post from an essay written in 1937 by French philosopher Simone Weil. I read it as a student in the Philippines seven years ago and I could not remember what it was all about, but I remember very vividly that after sitting that lecture, I walked out of… read more »