Abdul Rehman
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Abu Dhabi’s Opulent Emirates Palace

Abu Dhabi’s Opulent Emirates Palace

Furniture and historyWhen we think of the United Arab Emirates, we imagine excessive and opulent imperial royal residences gilded because the country's oil business is stupid. Emirates PalaceAbu Dhabi is part of this vision and can be offered to the...

Paul Walters
3h ago · 4 min read · ~10
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Oh To Be A Dubliner.  Ireland’s Magical Capital.

Oh To Be A Dubliner. Ireland’s Magical Capital.

Dublin, that most endearing of cities has had a bit of a tumultuous ride in the last fifteen years or so. Before that nasty GFC brought everything tumbling down and burst its bubble, it was hailed globally as the Celtic Tiger. Bentleys and Rolls...

Neil Smith
1d ago · 7 min read · ~10 · 7
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Ken Boddie
1d ago · 7 min read · ~10
To Café beBee and 9 more
Mangroves, Mud and Myopics

Mangroves, Mud and Myopics

Mud, mud, glorious mud, Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. So follow me, follow, Down to the hollow, And there let us wallow in glo-o-o-orious mud.The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and SwanThe Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and SwanNo...

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

interesting take on ‘preservation’, Alexa. I’ll have a look at your video later.

6h ago
Alexa Steele

Alexa Steele

I recently learned that here in Hawaii we're actually trying to get rid of the mangroves:
"They’re invasive here—and they’re pushing out native flora and fauna that have called these islands home for much longer than the mangrove has."
You can read about it here: https://earther.gizmodo.com/why-hawaii-is-burning-its-massive-mangrove-trees-1828746100

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Elena Tchijov
18h ago · 2 min read · ~10
ABC of traveling in Japan without speaking Japanese (a review of Rob Dyer’s eBook called “How To Travel In Japan Without Speaking Japanese”)

ABC of traveling in Japan without speaking Japanese (a review of Rob Dyer’s eBook called “How To Travel In Japan Without Speaking Japanese”)

I was reading Rob’s book on a plane… flying out of Japan. Logically speaking it should be the other way around, right? Unfortunately, I found his book in the last days of my extended trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Fortunately, though, I can...

Stephanie Brookes
1d ago · 5 min read · ~10
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Lembata, a Jewel in the Solor Archipelago

Lembata, a Jewel in the Solor Archipelago

Sitting between Timor and Flores, Lembata is the largest island in the Solor Archipelago. Small villages dot the landscape, and tourism is still very low-key.The island has a rich tradition of weaving using natural dyes. Village life often seems to...

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