A PERFECT DEMONSTRATION

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Fans of folk who like to voice their opinions can’t go wrong in Mexico. I mean, barely a day goes by without some demonstration or protest taking to the streets, and those in its favour tend to come out in …

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THE NERVE-SHREDDER TO PUEBLA!

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I really couldn’t blame the lady at the ticket counter for giving me such a puzzled look. After all, I’d just asked for a ticket counter instead of a ticket. I was at the main bus station in Oaxaca City, …

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PYRAMID-HUNTING IN MEXICO

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PYRAMID-HUNTING IN MEXICO Should any visitor to Mexico City be in need of a little fresh air or a drastic change of scenery, a visit to Teotihuacan comes highly recommended. Languishing some fifty kilometres north of the city centre, it …

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CITY-LIVING IN SOUTHERN MEXICO

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CITY-LIVING IN SOUTHERN MEXICOWhat’s a non-Spanish-speaking Englishman to do when he arrives in an unfamiliar city in the south of Mexico at the crack of dawn? In my experience, he lumbers over to the nearest beverage vendor whilst pawing in …

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SEDUCED BY MEXICO CITY

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It’s no mean feat getting to grips with what is purported to be the most populous city on Planet Earth, yet once you get your bearings, Mexico City is a deceptively simple place to get around, whether on foot or …

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TUBING IN MEXICO!

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If you think travelling on The London Underground can be stressful at times, spare a thought for the millions of people who use Mexico City’s Metro System every day, especially during peak hours when folk are attempting to get backwards …

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MAN ON FIRE IN MEXICO CITY

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Ensconced in LA to write like never before, I didn’t get much chance to make myself at home in Los Angeles before being offered a different writing job entirely, courtesy of a well-connected friend of a friend.Vowing to return to …

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A HIGH-FLYING ENCOUNTER

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The flight from London to LA was a long haul to say the least, yet it was made more tolerable by the company. I’d barely got settled when the guy beside me introduced himself as Jim Becket, a film director …

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PLAYING CHICKEN IN TURKEY

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Playing Chicken in Turkey by Steve Rudd   It wasn’t the best welcome to Turkey. It was the dead of night, we’d just crossed the border, yet there I was, beside a Mancunian called Liam, being frog-marched back to the …

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SPLITTING FOR BOSNIA

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SPLITTING FOR BOSNIA by Steve Rudd We were going nowhere. Tim’s bulk load of washing still wasn’t dry, even though we’d given his laundry to the family with whom we’d been staying in Split twenty-four hours beforehand. Mutually suspecting that …

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