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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

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PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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Bitten by mosquitoes in Hong Kong

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“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”

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Recoleta, randomness and rain

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Fuerza Bruta in action, July 2017, Recoleta. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

A little slice of Buenos Aires cultural life in a moment of reflection, fleeing the relentless rain.

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Mauritius: heaven or “Sunday landscape?”

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Bay in Trou d'Eau Douce, Mauritius. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

Mark Twain once visited Mauritius and reflected on his interactions with the locals and the island’s non-intimidating beauty, a quality that remains today. For those tentatively flirting with adventure, the small friendly island off the eastern coast of Africa may just be the perfect spot.

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Stellenbosch’s fortified mental juice

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Stellenbosch has been a fascinating place to spend a study period - for both its pretty and ugly bits. And of course, for the wine.

Did they put something in my wine? Cuz words are just pouring out of me.

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How to eat your way through Rome

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An American foodie's favorite stops during her delicious tour through Rome, Italy.

Italy is obviously known for its amazing food, and Rome is no exception. But what exactly should you eat, and where should you get it??

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