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November 2019 Newsletter: Mosaics (44 pages)

What is a mosaic? * mosaic techniques * Ancient Rome mosaics * Ancient Rome emblemata * Ancient Rome athlete * riding the bull mosaic * Tunisian mosaic *Chellah medieval necropolis * Clapham Common Bandstand * Georgian mosaics * mosaic garden in Nairobi * Lots of photographs

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September 2019 Newsletter: Paris Markets (34 pages)

Street Views * Food * Clothes * Furniture & Appliances * Knick-Knacks * Lots of photographs

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October 2019 Newsletter: European Autumn (30 pages)

What is autumn? * Autumn 2019 dates * To Autumn by John Keats * Words by Andrea Gibson * Words by John Donne * Words by Jim Bishop * Words by Sanober Khan * Words by Mehmet Murat Ildan * Haiku by Matsuo Basho * Lots of photographs

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July 2019 Newsletter: Phnom Penh, Cambodia (34 pages)

Map – Cambodia * Map – Phnom Penh * Cambodia * Phnom Penh * National Museum of Phnom Penh * Lots of photographs

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August 2019 Newsletter: Parrots (43 pages)

Map – Distribution of Parrots * African Grey Parrot * African Orange-Bellied Parrot * Alexandrine Parakeet * Black-Cheeked Lovebird * Budgerigar * Cockatiel * Crimson Rosella * Fischer’s Lovebird * Galah * Jardine’s Parrot * Kea * Macaw * Palm Cockatoo * Patagonian Conure * Rainbow Lorikeet * Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo * Red-Vented Cockatoo * Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo * Lots of photographs

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May 2019 Newsletter: Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire (43 pages)

Map – Paris * Map – Notre-Dame * Location * Western Facade * Spire * Renovations * Fire * Aftermath * Donations * Lots of photographs

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June 2019 Newsletter: Eiffel Tower (32 pages)

Map – Paris * 7th Arrondissement * Location * Cycling Route * Eiffel Tower * Gustave Eiffel * Lots of photographs

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March 2019 Newsletter: River Seine, Paris (31 pages)

Map – the region * Map – Paris * Map – left bank, right bank * Map – the bridges of Paris * The Seine * Lots of photographs

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April 2019 Newsletter: Paris Pantheon (25 pages)

Map – Paris * Map – Fifth Arrondissement * Location * Architect Soufflot * Architecture * Triple Dome * Crypt * Lots of photographs

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January 2019 Newsletter: Myanmar (38 pages)

Map * Myanmar * Yangon * Shwedagon Zedi Daw Pagoda * Nay Pyi Taw (NPT) * Dragon boating * Cooking show filming * Yoga filming * Food * Black Drongo * Lots of photographs

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February 2019 Newsletter: Beirut (36 pages)

Maps * Lebanon * Beirut * Pigeon Rocks * Jeita Grotto * Food * Lots of photographs

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November 2018 Newsletter: Cambodia Animals (32 pages)

Cambodia * Monocled Cobra * Changeable Lizard * Yellow Moth * Yellow-Throated Marten * Oriental Magpie-Robin * Painted Jezebel * Long-Nosed Whip Snake * Brahman Cattle * map * lots of photographs

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December 2018 Newsletter: Green Issue (33 pages)

Green Iguana * Black-Cheeked Lovebird * Green Banana Cockroach * Jungle Nymph * Emerald Tree Boa * Little Bee-Eater * Blue-Green Chromis * Green-Banded Swallowtail * Variable Sunbird * lots of photographs

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September 2018 Newsletter: Paris in Literature (1795-2018) (54 pages)

Clisson and Eugenie: A Love Story by Napoleon Bonaparte (1795) * Therese by Francois Mauriac (1927-1935) * Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (1929) * The Beauties and the Furies by Christina Stead (1936) * Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford (1968) * The Bathing Huts by Monique Lange (1982) * Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography by Deirdre Bair (1991) * The Front Seat Passenger by Pascal Garnier (1997) * The Rose Grower by Michelle de Kretser (2001) * The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier (2005) * Monsieur Montespan by Jean Teule (2008) * The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (2008) * Eat Him If You Like by Jean Teule (2009) * Napoleon CEO by Alan Axelrod (2011) * The Paris Wife by Paula McLain (2011) * Dreaming in French by Alice Kaplan (2012) * The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain (2012) * An Englishman Abroad – Discovering France in a Rowing Boat by Charles Timoney (2013) * Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City by Stephane Kirkland (2013) * In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris by Sue Roe (2014) * Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin (2015) * Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse by Stanley Meisler (2015) * Van Gogh – A Seething Power by Julian Bell (2015) * You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin by Rachel Corbett (2016) * Paris Postcards by Guy Thomas Hibbert (2018) * Lots of Photographs

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October 2018 Newsletter: Images of Cambodia (32 pages)

Cambodia * National Museum of Phnom Penh * Food * Flowers * Silk * Ferry * Tsubasa Bridge * Map * Lots of Photographs

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July 2018 Newsletter: London, England (43 pages)

London * London Eye * Trafalgar Square * Hyde Park * Christo’s Art Installation * Elizabeth Tower * Tower of London * Tower Bridge * London Bridge *London Zoo * London Aquarium * Museum of Zoology * British Museum * Royal Academy of Arts * Maps * Lots of Photographs

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August 2018 Newsletter: Raptors (42 pages)

Raptors * Augur Buzzard * Striated Caracara * Andean Condor * African Fish Eagle * Asian Golden Eagle * Black-Chested Snake Eagle * Long-Crested Eagle * Tawny Eagle * African Pygmy Falcon * Eastern Chanting Goshawk * African Harrier-Hawk * Yellow-Billed Black Kite * African White-Backed Vulture * Cinereous Vulture * Lappet-Faced Vulture * African Grass Owl * Barking Owl * Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl * Lots of Photographs

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May 2018 Newsletter: Blue Monkey (32 pages)

Primates * Sykes’ Blue Monkey * Other Monkeys * Vervet Monkey * Colobus Monkey * Barbary macaque * Maps * Lots of Photographs

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June 2018 Newsletter: Mombasa, Kenya (42 pages)

Getting to Mombasa * Mombasa * Mombasa Tusks * Mombasa Market & Spices * Fort Jesus *  Omani Doors * Chinese Porcelain * Old Port * Old Town * Beach * Maps * Lots of Photographs

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March 2018 Newsletter: Adelaide, Australia  (27 pages)

Adelaide * dingo * northern swamp wallaby * water dragon * Australian sea lion * koala * sulphur-crested cockatoo * kangaroo paw * gum nuts * maps * and lots of photographs

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April 2018 Newsletter: Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia (50 pages)

Shota Rustaveli (12thcentury poet) * The Knight in the Panther’s Skin * Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) * Opera House & Ballet Theatre * Side Streets * National Art Gallery * Kachueti Church * Museum of Fine Arts * Public School Number 1 * Old Parliament House * Rustaveli Theatre * Children’s Palace * Garden of the First Republic of Georgia * Galleria Mall * Freedom Square * Maps * Lots of Photographs

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January 2018 Newsletter: Tsavo, Kenya  (31 pages)

Tsavo National Parks * Tsavo East National Park * Tsavo West National Park * Lugards Falls * Mzima Springs * Tsavo Lions * maps * and lots of photographs

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February 2018 Newsletter: Lake Nakuru, Kenya  (28 pages)

Lake Nakuru * Greater Flamingo* Great White Pelican * Waterbuck* Long-Crested Eagle * Tawny Eagle * Harrier-Hawk * Rose Farm * Cafe Latte Rose * Sleeping Warrior * Impala * White Rhino * Black-Backed Jackal * maps * and lots of photographs

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November 2017 Newsletter: Masai Mara, Kenya  (28 pages)

Masai Mara National Reserve * Three Rivers * The Big Five * Masai Lion * Lilac-Breasted Roller * Cheetah * Southern Ground Hornbill *  Masai Giraffe * Elephant * Topi * White-Backed Vulture * Bat-Eared Fox * and lots of photographs

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December 2017 Newsletter: The Red Issue, Kenya  (31 pages)

Kenyan flag * Red Spitting Cobra * Red-Headed Rock Agama * Hadada Ibis * Saddle-Billed Stork * Masai Red * Southern Ground Hornbill *  Waxbill Finch * Firefinch * Red-Billed Hornbill * and lots of photographs

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September 2017 Newsletter: Just Elephants  (31 pages)

African and Asian elephants * head * ears * skin * tusks and teeth * trunks* toenails * families * and lots of photographs

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October 2017 Newsletter: Lake Victoria, Uganda  (33 pages)

Lake Victoria * Source of the Nile * Where lake and river meet * Ripon Falls – as it is now * Islands in the stream * Invasive water hyacinth * Bird life * Swimming lizards * maps * and lots of photographs

 



July 2017 Newsletter: Lake Naivasha, Kenya  (34 pages)

Lake Naivasha * bird-watching * Great Cormorant * Great Egret * Little Egret * Grey Heron * Giant Kingfisher * Malachite Kingfisher * Masai Giraffe * African Sacred Ibis * Hadada Ibis * African Fish Eagle * Bloats of hippos * maps * and lots of photographs

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August 2017 Newsletter: Mamba Village, Kenya  (38 pages)

Mamba Village * Ostrich Park * ostrich males and females * ostrich eggs * the Nile crocodile * horses * tortoises * maps * and lots of photographs

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May 2017 Newsletter: Canberra, The Bush Capital of Australia  (42 pages)

The Indigenous Owners * The State of the Nation (Australian Capital Territory) * The city – Canberra * Lake Burley Griffin * The Bush Capital * Namadji National Park * flora and fauna * Parliament House (Old and New) * the flags * maps * and lots of photographs

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June 2017 Newsletter: Sighnaghi, City of Love  (42 pages)

The City of Love * the town * Alazani Valley * the city walls (fortress and ruins) * the watchtowers * the Marriage Palace * the Georgian Don Quixote * the Tamada (toast-master) * Bodbe Monastery of St Nino * Bodbe Monastery gardens* maps * and lots of photographs

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March 2017 Newsletter: Cyprus (68 pages)

The Copper Country * The ancient ruins * Bread and olives * The city of Limassol * The Medieval Limassol Castle * The village of Omodos * The monastery of Omodos * The village of Lofou * Zygi by the sea * Birds * Ceramic plates * Camel Park * Cyprus cats

March 2017 Newsletter: Cyprus

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April 2017 Newsletter: Bridge of Peace, Georgia (52 pages)

The Bridge of Peace * Morse Code Messages of Peace * the canopy * Meidan Square * Rike Park * cable car * entertainment centre * President’s Palace * the river * nuts and bolts * left bank * right bank * the view from the bridge * EU blue * and lots of photographs

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January 2017 Newsletter: International Year of Sustainable Tourism

January 2017 Newsletter: International Year of Sustainable Tourism

 

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February 2017 Newsletter: World Wetland Tourism

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November 2016 Newsletter: The Nobel Prize in Literature (37 pages)

Alfred Nobel * Process of the Prize * Secrecy of the Prize * Winners 1901 to 2016 * Statistic – Genre, Male & Female, Nationality & Language, Birth Dates * Controversies * 2016 Winner Bob Dylan * Too Late … * There’s Still Time … * Countries – Travel in Mind * The Medal * What is Literature?

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December 2016 Newsletter: Vacations – Woods or Water? (46 pages)

Woods or Water? * The Beach * Into the Woods * World Soil Day * International Mountain Day * Why Vacations are Good for your Health * Holiday Weight Gain & Loss * Top Vacation Destinations * 4% Increase in International Tourism 2016

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September 2016: National Botanical Garden of Georgia in Tbilisi (49 pages)

Seasons * History * Native Trees * Tennis Ball Tree * Shindi: the Cornelian cherry * Seed Bank Partnership * Water and Rain * Fauna * The Caucasus Parsley Frog * Swifts and Swallows * The Caucasian Helix * Hummingbird Hawk Moth

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October 2016 Newsletter: The Ocean – A Natural Resource (42 pages)

Ocean Facts * World Oceans Day * Microbeads * 2016 Our Ocean Conference * Rising Sea Levels * Inland Seas * Great Barrier Reef * Reef Sea Life Survey * Seagulls * Seaweed * Sea Lions

October 2016 Newsletter: The Ocean

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