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ibis Styles Hotel Berlin Mitte [Repost]

In the week after our first College of Wizardry, we both got the larp plague, along with a good chunk of the cast. Unfortunately, that was also the week we…..

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Jemaa el-Fnaa: What’s in a Name? [Repost]

The Jemaa el-Fnaa is the central market place and square of the Old City in Marrakech’s medina quarter. While the true origin of its name remains unclear, translation of Jemaa…..

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Ringling Museum: Bayfront Gardens [Repost]

Rounding out the expansive grounds that are home to the Tibbals Learning Centre gallery, circus and art museums, not to mention the Ca’d’Zan mansion which had once been the Sarasota…..

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Ringling Brothers Circus Museum [Repost]

While we were down in Florida for Nicole’s 2014 birthday we visited with her parents and took the opportunity to make the drive up to Sarasota to check out the…..

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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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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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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…..