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Reed Warbler

Having finally bought my first long telephoto zoom for nature photography I popped out to my local Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Arundel to test it out.   229 more words

Nature

Third house of Indian Parliament

We are all aware of the two houses, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, of the Indian Parliament. However, if you look at the design of Parliament, it has Four halls instead of two. 949 more words

History

Day 29 - Cambodia, We're Coming For You!

Today is the day we leave HCMC and head to Cambodia! J and I left the apartment by 11 and grabbed a Subway for breakfast before boarding the Mekong Express bus at 12:30, which I had arranged the previous morning. 216 more words

Asia 2016

The Victoria - Brumderland 7 Deadly Sins: Sloth

The Victoria is one of those places that I have a real soft spot for. It was one of the first cocktail bars I frequented in Birmingham and was partly responsible (along with its sister venue Island Bar just around the corner) for my ongoing love affair with Bitters & Twisted Group. 613 more words

Restaurant Reviews

The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s The View from the Cheap Seats is a collection of his non-fiction writings. There are book introductions, speeches, reviews of books and movies, and the odd writings that come up in an author’s experience of a writing life. 366 more words

Books

Podcast: Episode 011 – Star Trek Beyond, The BFG (with special guest Laurene Landon)

In this episode Andrew Mackay welcomes Josh back from his vacation with wide open legs, and both are joined by the fabulous Laurene Landon (the star of Maniac Cop 1 and 2, Airplane II and a zillion other cult movies) to talk about her hysterical journey through the industry, Marlon Brando, Bruce Campbell and tonnes of other shit. 16 more words

Andrew Mackay

Post-Brexit Vote Backpacking: 3 Things We've Noticed

June 24th, Labuanbajo, Flores. It was all supposed to be OK. Common sense would prevail. Never before had we looked forward to waking up to a smiling David Cameron. 446 more words

Travel