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Where else but in England would the picture-hatted lady queued ahead of you to see Irish Eyes, the 2000 Rose of the Year, be a baroness proving her passion by showing you the garden dirt under her polished pink fingernails? Continue reading

Steeped in Tradition

Three weeks later, after jetting halfway around the world, I found myself sitting on a straw mat on the asphalt of the sprawling parking lot of Tamar Square, the site of Hong Kong’s hand-over ceremonies in 1997. Continue reading

Christkindlmarkt a great gift

Travellers to Vienna love to visit market

Maria Varga, one of the larger-than-life personalities at Vienna’s Magic of Advent Christkindlmarkt, is in her element. Continue reading