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TRAVELLING THROUGH GEORGIA

With a fascinating culture and history, wonderful scenery, fabulous food and wine, ROBIN NOWACKI visits Georgia…

WHEN boarding the connecting midnight flight in Istanbul to travel on to Georgia - I knew little of this small country situated between Russia and Turkey with Azerbaijan and Armenia borders and a Black Sea coast.

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CONVICTS LEFT RICH LEGACY

NIGEL HEATH completes his odyssey Down Under with a visit to VanDiemen’s Land or Tasmania as it’s better known…

WE WERE bound for Van Diemen's Land and what an amazing place Tasmania is especially as you can see much of what this stunningly beautiful and mountainous island has to offer in a two week self drive circumnavigation.

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Take a ride on the new Borders Railway

To celebrate the building of the first new railway line in the United Kingdom for 100 years COLIN McALPIN goes reiving around the Scottish Border region…

SCOTLAND has got into training and reversed the trend started way back in l969 when the notorious Dr Beeching was charged with cutting the United Kingdom's railway system... a spanking new service, the Borders Railway, was officially opened in September last year by the Queen, and proved to be an overnight success that in its first month 125,000 passengers heeded the all aboard call.

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Unique hidden Scottish gem!

In the eternal search for self improvement, we sent COLIN McALPIN to a unique Scottish World Heritage Site…

YOU know you have arrived at somewhere very special when you are immediately confronted by a sign proclaiming The Institute for the Formation of Character ... is someone trying to tell me something?

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Warm English welcome in sunny Valetta

By ROBIN NOWACKI

IN 2007 The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh chose to spend their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Malta for it was here as a newly married couple they lived some of their happiest and certainly most carefree years. The then young Princess Elizabeth enjoying her role simply as the wife of a young Royal Navy officer stationed here.

For 150 years the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino, which make up the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean, with the magnificent natural harbour at Valetta on Malta, were a key strategic hub of the British Empire and hence defended at all cost.

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