Yearly Archives: 2019

Rugby – Bringing home the Webb Ellis Cup

When South Africa steam-rolled England and won the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, back home an……

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Franschoek in 36 hours

When King Louis the XIV outlawed Protestantism in France in 1685, the French Huguenots fled….

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Turkey – Sign by Ersan Boutique Hotel

Bodrum – in ancient times, the city was known as Halicarnassus of Caria and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus…….

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Turkey – Gümüslük/Myndos

My knowledge of Turkey extended to a fleeting visit years ago to Istanbul. Nonetheless, the richness of the Ottoman period and the……..

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Turkey – Türkbükü or Göltürkbükü

Turkey’s most stylish hideaway, Türkbükü (or Göltürkbükü), is a small bay about an hour’s drive away from Bodrum’s city center.  This popular destination attracts a……..

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Turkey – Day trip on a Gulet

The Gulet is a modern adaptation of a traditional Mediterranean sailing yacht and the name comes from the Italian word ‘gouletta’. Gulets are produced in Turkey from Aegean pine with wide decks and large cabins below and vary in size from 14 to 35 meters……

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Turkey – Yalikavak Bodrum

Yalıkavak sits on the Aegean coast of Turkey, on the northern side of Bodrum. Inhabited since around the second millennium BCE, this quiet,…..

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