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By our jeep at the Uyuni salt flats

El Salar de Uyuni – how to plan your trip to Bolivia’s spectacular salt flats

It’s rightly proclaimed as one of the must-see bucket-list destinations in South America. Mind-boggling, remote and achingly beautiful, the Uyuni Salt Flats (aka El Salar de Uyuni) in Bolivia are the largest salt flats on the planet, spanning over 10,000 km2 at an altitude of almost 12,000 feet. Set within a harsh volcanic landscape in one of the most naturally diverse and striking countries on Earth, the vistas of this region stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other...

Edvard Grieg’s Troldhaugen – in the home of Norway’s musical king

Click on this link, close your eyes and listen for a couple of minutes. What does the music make you think of? Even if you already recognise composer Edvard Grieg’s classic ‘Morning Mood’ masterpiece, there is no doubt this is one of those musical works of genius which conveys exactly what it is supposed to. There is something about the composition that evokes an image of our noble sun rising at dawn, in a pastoral scene...

Impressions of India Part 2 – A Brief Stopover in Bangalore

A few months ago, I introduced you to my former colleague David Bader (and his unique way of seeing things), as he visited India on a work familiarisation trip. We now join David on days 3 and 4 of his visit. As with the first article, (I recommend you read it first if you haven’t already done so!) it’s a collection of his thoughts and observations, told as only he can tell them. Here is the second instalment of ‘Impressions of India’.

The East Side Gallery – Berlin’s Cold War Canvas

For a city saturated with graffiti at almost every turn, it’s hard to imagine how any one section of Berlin’s urban art canvasses could stand out.

But here, along a 1.3km riverside stretch at Mühlenstraße, a generation’s hopes, dreams and frustrations lie splattered poignantly across the longest remaining segment of the Berlin Wall.

Impressions of India Part 1 – Discovering Delhi

The South Asian jewel of India is one of those intriguing countries that seems at once so alien yet familiar. I’m sure we all have preconceptions of what it’s like; the sounds, colours, aromas, tastes and cultural experiences we’d encounter. Until I get a chance to visit, I’ll have to make do with reading about it from others. With that in mind, I’m pleased to bring you the first part of a trilogy of posts, by guest author David Bader. Here are David’s first ‘Impressions of India’.