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  • Markets

    Markets

    Market mecca

    Barcelona is a veritable mecca for shoppers. The city is big on leather, big on recycling, and big on style. It more than makes up

    Now, this is what you call a super market

    What to do on holiday when it’s lashing out of the high heavens and your hotel room is way too small for comfort? Some would

    Chacha!

    The Ancient Greeks had their agora – a central gathering place that was ‘the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city’. Kutaisi, like

    Adamant or rude?

    I need to learn how to say no. A firm, authoritative, no. One that brooks no argument. It doesn’t need an exclamation mark. Or any

    2015 Grateful 4

    Some memories, no matter how deep they are buried, refuse to stay buried. Way back when, on my first (and I think my only) package

    Smile and say ‘Charminar’

    I’m not a fan of having my photo taken. I will avoid it when possible and while lately it hasn’t been as arduous as in the

    Before the madding crowd

    One of the drawbacks to living in a city as beautiful as Budapest is that everyone wants to visit. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve no

    Headscarves and padded bras

    If this trip to Romania taught me anything, it’s the need for patience. We turfed up at the guesthouse to find it empty. Not a

    Pickiness rewarded

    I’m not known for my patience. I want everything to happen yesterday, or today. Tomorrow brings me out in hives. It never arrives. When I

    Into the unknown on wings of imagination

    You would think that after seven years in a sometimes volatile but never boring relationship, I would have glimpsed, even if not fully understood, most

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