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Buildings of Buenos Aires – National Museum of Decorative Arts

So. This is another truly remarkable building in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Now, one could be easily fooled by the title, couldn’t one? I mean, it sounds like a few mostly beige rooms with fancy cups that definitely wouldn’t be on my list of places to see. In fact, if my wife hadn’t been dead set on going to

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City Rumble – Quito versus Lima

Two cities on the western side of South America, two countries that share a border, Quito and Lima both have good and bad sides. They are quite different cities despite being in neighbouring countries, and both offer quite a bit for the visitor. Quito is the Ecuadorian capital. It’s at altitude – 2,850 metres above sea level, and it’s spread

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City Rumble – Bishkek versus Tashkent

You know I concentrate the bulk of my city rumbles on well-known places, but I thought it was time to write a bit more about Central Asia so I hit upon the plan to pit the capital of Kyrgyzstan against the capital of its neighbour, Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the pleasant, leafy capital of Kyrgyzstan, a country that when you type

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Review – Intrepid Tour Galapagos, Days Three, Four and Five

Continued on from Pretrip, Days One and Two Day Three You last left me on my 9 (ish) day tour of Galapagos finally arrived on the largest of the islands, Isla Isabella staying in a nice hotel called Hotel Iguana. I shared a three bed room with one other person. Day three was a 6am start to join the full

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Review – Intrepid Tour to Galapagos. Pretrip, Days One & Two

So here it is, a step by step record for anyone who might be interested of my ‘Nine Day’ Intrepid Tour to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. I’ve written about this tour before but I really wanted to get down to some details in not quite ‘diary’ style but I wanted to cover it well. So. The tour I took

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City Rumble – Budapest versus Bucharest

I guess it was only natural that eventually I would pit these two Eastern European cities against each other in a ‘City Rumble’, and so today is the day! The capital of Hungary against the capital of Romania. Two cities with similar sounding names (just ask Michael Jackson who called Bucharest Budapest to his fans from the balcony of the

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