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Travel – Summer heatwave in Prague

Published on February 23rd, 2010 | by Ann Rickard

On the hour every hour they gather in the sweltering sun. Hundreds of them, all jostling for a good place, craning their necks like storks, looking up, waiting for the clock to strike. The Astronomical Clock... Read More


Greece

Travel – Lesbos an unspoilt Greek island.

Published on February 22nd, 2010 | by Ann Rickard

If I asked you what you thought the Greek Island Lesbos was most known for you’d probably say ‘lesbians.’ Well, you’re wrong, although only partially. More about that in a moment. Lesbos (or Levos as it... Read More


Italy

Getting lost in Venice

Published on February 13th, 2010 | by Ann Rickard

IT could be said Venice is the true star of The Tourist, Angelina Jolie’s latest movie. The watery streets, the handsome palaces and the inky midnight skies all match Angelina’s glamour. And even though the film... Read More


Dubai

Tallest Building in the World

Published on February 22nd, 2008 | by Ann Rickard

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, described as a vertical city, is the world’s tallest building. This architectural and engineering tour de force rises gracefully from the desert, an extraordinary merger of art, engineering and painstaking craftsmanship.... Read More


USA

Travel – The Birds at Bodega Bay

Published on February 23rd, 2005 | by Ann Rickard

Ann Rickard watches out for the birds in Bodega Bay. The seagulls watching us eat our clam chowder looked greedy, but not menacing which was reassuring seeing as we were at The Tides, a vast waterfront... Read More


Italy

Travel – Walking the legendary Cinque Terre.

Published on February 22nd, 2005 | by Ann Rickard

Ann Rickard looks back on the first time she encountered the legendary Cinque Terre. The first time we met the infinite charms of the Cinque Terre we got it all wrong. We’d been staying at Santa... Read More


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