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BAGAN-the ancient city of Myanmar

BAGAN-the ancient city of Myanmar

A possible UNESCO heritage A site you may never have heard of ~ by John Tomnay. CEO at Apex Office Centers Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, IPA: [bəɡàɴ]; formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. Myanmar also called Burma, its older British colonial name, by certain media including the BBC, […]

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The Massacre of Glencoe

The Massacre of Glencoe

Did you Know? A quick synopsis of what happened is that 38 members of the Mac Donald clan were killed by their neighbors the Campbells in February 1692 in Glencoe in the Scottish highlands. Another 40 died of exposure after their homes were burnt. It may have happened quite a while ago, but it still […]

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Suicide

Suicide

A silent Epidemic There is a silent epidemic happening in New Zealand. Suicide. They have the highest rates in the developed part of the world, being 15.6 per 100,000 people, including being 5 times the rate of the UK and double the of its neighbor Australia. The families of the victims arranged a photograph to […]

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The Californian rental market

The Californian rental market

Flat for Rent but don’t dare do any cooking! An advert for a Amsterdam apartment comes with a surprising codicil,“The kitchen is fully equipped, except for a cooking plate. Cooking is explicitly not allowed in this apartment due to regulations.”. The Guardian gives the full story in their article. Another landlord stipulated that although cooking […]

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Unusual Holidays Ideas

Unusual Holiday Ideas-Scotland

Are you thinking in holidays? Europe? A wonderful article about original and free accommodation in Europe got me thinking about holidays that are a little bit different from the usual. This was the brainchild of a young architect in the 90’s who designed and built a holiday structure that sleeps 6, has minimal amenities but […]

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Donner Pass-Northern California

Donner Pass-California

Cycling across Donner Pass Donner Pass (el. 7,056 ft (2,151 m)) is a mountain pass in the northern Sierra Nevada. I cycled down from the pass to Donner Lake at 5935ft, went around the lake and then back up to the pass. It was perfect weather, even chilly at 7.30am on the descent. The lake […]

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