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ARLES

The amphitheatre has 33 rows of seats; in Roman times the actors were all men. The arena, was built on two levels, where 20,000 people could watch blood sports, gladiators pitted against wild animals. The site was in use until … Continue reading

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OUR TOUR GROUP

Half the fun of travelling on an organized tour is the company, sharing stories and adventures, while engaging in that great sport of people watching. Folk on the trip came from Canada, South Africa, Australia, US, Singapore. Over the course … Continue reading

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SOUK AND SAND 2

I posted too many things at once and the original post went into cyber space before many of my friends had a chance to read it. I also want to add a photo within the text now that I’ve seen … Continue reading

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SOUK AND SAND

SOUK AND SAND   Dubai is a city of exciting architecture, man made lakes, one hundred and fifty towers and multiple mosques. It was soon evident that half an hour for the DubaiMuseum is far from sufficient to linger over … Continue reading

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BATH AND THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY EXHIBITION

I’m not a train buff but have to concede there is something intrinsically romantic about the steam age and the achievements of that brilliant engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was already renowned for design of  the SS Great Britain in … Continue reading

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HIGH TEA AT BURG KHALIFA

 I wanted to visit the Burg Khalifa tower in Dubai, reputed to be the tallest building in the world, twice as high as the Empire State Building in New York. A few hours remained the afternoon of my arrival from … Continue reading

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