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Moroccan history: the Almohads [Repost]

Given how much I’ve written about their ruins, I thought I’d pay a little attention to the Dynasty responsible for settling one of our favourite parts of Morocco. Founded in…..

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I Hate PDF Restaurant Menus [Repost]

Can I tell you how much I hate PDF menus?  Because I really hate them. Restaurant owners:  Please give me one good reason that you cannot convert your precious menu…..

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International Space Station history [Repost]

Due to budget constraints experienced by NASA, the Russian RKA, the Japanese JAXA, the European ESA, and the Canadian ASC-CSA in the early 1990s their respective projects (the Japanese Kibo…..

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History of Athens, Greece [Repost]

With the oldest known human presence in Athens being the Cave of Schist dating somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BCE it has been continuously inhabited in some form…..

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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King [Review]

Picking up immediately after Wizard and Glass where the last of the Gilead gunslingers – Roland Deschain – shares with his ka-tet how his quest for the Dark Tower originally…..

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Life aboard Carnival’s Glory [Repost]

Having already talked a little about what the services and activities can be like aboard one of Carnival’s cruise ships, I thought I should talk a little about what the…..

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Istanbul was Constantinople [Repost]

While the more common founding of the Doric colony of Byzantium by the Greek city-state of Megara in 660 BCE is typically cited as the original establishment of Istanbul, recent…..

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Tips when visiting Las Vegas [Repost]

Here’s a special guest post from Kenny Chan, my partner on my last trip to Vegas, stylish traveller, and excellent tipper. Our trip was definitely made better by applying some…..