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Taking the plunge into the deep blue

By Gary Pearson “Take deep breaths and whatever you do, don’t panic.” Scuba diving instructor Sinan Halaçoğlu conveyed the imperative message prior to my first plunge into the deep blue. “If you panic you are done,” the veteran diver reiterated, … Continue reading

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Vietnam – a cultural wonderland

I had this preconceived notion, having just spent a week in Bangkok, of what awaited as I made my final descent into Vietnam, Thailand’s more regimented and orderly neighbour. My presumptions, I thought as we queued for hours to get … Continue reading

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Stradbroke Island, Australia: an escape from reality

Tree branches, like two extended arms reaching for each other’s outstretched fingertips, form an archway leading to a place unlike any other, a world where time has no bearing. One wave after another caresses Stradbroke Island’s sedate shoreline, our feet … Continue reading

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