HOME TURF

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HOME TURF Manchester, England. I was back, later than expected owing to a late departure from London’s labyrinthine Heathrow Airport. However, I still had the best part of the day in Manchester to go on a shopping spree. As quick-footed …

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“HIDEOUS KINKY”

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“HIDEOUS KINKY” – ESTHER FREUD The book that inspired the Kate Winslett-starring movie, “Hideous Kinky” charts the lives of a hippie mother and her two young daughters as they aspire to eke out a living in Morocco. Cleverly told from …

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“SMOKING POPPY”

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“SMOKING POPPY” – GRAHAM JOYCE (reviewed by Steve Rudd) Essentially the story of a man on a mission to rescue his estranged daughter from an exceedingly sticky situation in Thailand, ‘Smoking Poppy’ revolves around a guy called Dan from the …

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A CITY BREAK IN SARAJEVO

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A CITY BREAK IN SARAJEVO by Steve Rudd Before booking city breaks, I always ask myself: ‘Where do most people NOT go?’ My mind subsequently filters through a fine list of ‘off-the-wall’ destinations before prompting me to take the ultimate …

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PETER MOORE INTERVIEW

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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUSSIE TRAVEL-WRITER PETER MOORE Peter Moore has been described as the Jim Carrey of travel-writing, and whoever boldly coined such a cunning comment actually isn’t half wrong. Anybody who has read any of Peter’s genuinely madcap travel …

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SIMON ALDERSON INTERVIEW

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Ardent traveller Simon Alderson likes nothing more than to flee Britain in favour of exploring more exotic countries. The impassioned pursuit of myriad roads less travelled around the globe has been an interest of his for many years, and Simon …

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TRAVELLER’S GHETTO

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The pill-popped neon fries a brain on the hour
Every hour, so not a day goes by
While the city’s shackled to a sense of ancient wisdom

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