Finalist in the Bradt/Independent on Sunday Travel Writing Comp

“…We all liked your entry – an interesting and atmospheric piece of writing… you should be very proud of yourself – there were a lot of good entries this year. The six finalists now go forward to Matthew Parris to select the final winner, so who knows who that will be. Meanwhile crack open the champagne!” Hilary Bradt. Wow! Very excited to have reached the final of this prestigious award. All six pieces are available to read right now on-line, so have a look and, if you feel like it, do leave some feedback.

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Somali Pirates May Face Death Penalty

Somali Pirates May Face Death Penalty Three Somali men accused of hijacking a sailboat in the Indian Ocean and killing the four Americans aboard could face the death penalty, rather than life imprisonment, if they are convicted.

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Refugee chief: ‘Heart is broken’ by hungry refugees fleeing Somalia

Refugee chief: ‘Heart is broken’ by hungry refugees fleeing Somalia They have become refugees so they can eat, sometimes walking for days to reach a camp where they might find something to fill their aching bellies. After the head of the United Nations’ refugee agency got a firsthand look at the suffering people of East Africa, he said Friday his … Read More

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The Taj Mahal In Agra: Beauty And The Beast

Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, is a huge contradiction. Boasting possibly the most beautiful building in the world the town itself is a filthy disgrace. Still, we enjoyed it from both cultural and photographic perspectives, and so in this little post we take you to Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, grabbing some stunning shots of a legendary landmark.

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