Talking To Strangers: Guidebooks and Sushi

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Unless you are an omnipresent, immortal being there is no way you will know every piece of information about wherever you are in the world. It is the accumulated knowledge from different perspectives that, if you pay attention, can transform your stay from a simple holiday where you tick the usual tourist boxes (not a bad thing) into a memorable tale that even your great grand kids will know by heart.

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Borders and Boundaries: The Berlin Wall

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Photo by Steve Collier.

25 years ago a period of social and political change in Europe allowed countries who, since the end of the Second World War had remained in the iron grasp of Communist Russia, to glimpse true freedom once again. Families were reunited after thirty years or more of separation, a country felt whole again and a positive future was in sight. Once a stark reminder of the divide between Eastern and Western political ideologies, the Berlin Wall had effectively split a nation and it’s people in half causing misery for those whose lives were torn apart.

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Your Stories #4: Brook McAllister

We put together a set of questions to ask travellers whether they travel short or long term. Be inspired as Brook tells us about tarot readings on a beach in Bolivia, Argentinian empanades and the realities of forgetting your experiences…

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After recently turning 28, bubbling under the surface is a need to hit the road, travelling across another continent, exploring the sights and sounds it has to offer (it’s been too long)! Since returning from a round the world trip in 2011 with my girlfriend Rebecca, I have been living in Bristol working as a cameraman and editor for Immediate Media. The content of my job is very varied and I enjoy working across subjects such as astronomy, history, triathlon and weddings. The aim is to film two personal documentary projects next year, one for my Mum’s charity http://www.himalayanchildren.co.uk/ and another for a yet to be decided subject. Watch this space.

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