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    Cold war, warm heart

    I’m not a planner. The sole plan I have in life is to have no plan. Planning has a way of, well, getting in the

    When the light's on and nobody's home…

    Put a bunch of Irish, American Loyalists, and Scottish Highlanders on an island and a couple of centuries later, you can have your own Heritage

    Closed for the season

    Time is a wonderfully malleable thing. We think that have just 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a

    Thin bloodlines and lone stars

    You sure you know where you’re going? he asked. Absolutely – Meat Cove – most northerly point in Nova Scotia. It’s at the end of

    Remind me where I am again

    In a world of constant change, it’s almost gratifying to know that my abysmal sense of geography is still matched by my equally pathetic knowledge

    Moving cities???

    If I were in the mood to relocate, or was even contemplating a life outside of Budapest, I may well have found my city. In

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