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I, spy

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
I, spy

A remarkable true story of enterprise and espionage, of mystery and mayhem, in the Far East Jim Thompson was the best-known western businessman in Thailand, arguably the best known in all of Southeast Asia. Then one day, during a brief holiday in the highlands of Malaysia, he simply vanished — and became famous round the […]

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Four famous fully-engaged French writers

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Four famous fully-engaged French writers

  Writer/activists are coming back into fashion. It’s time to revisit their French ancestors. When I was about 15, I stumbled on a book no one else seemed to have checked out of the public library in decades: Emile Zola, Novelist and Reformer: An Account of his Life and Work. It was published in 1904, […]

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Yonge Street: Governor Simcoe’s military road

Yonge Street: Governor Simcoe’s military road

By Laura Neilson Bonikowsky I have ascertained by a Route hitherto unknown but to some Indian Hunters, that there is an easy Portage between York and the Waters which fall into Lake Huron of not more than thirty miles in extent…. and hope to compleat (sic) the Military Street or Road the ensuing Autumn.” ~ […]

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Exploring Norway’s fresh-food culture

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Exploring Norway’s fresh-food culture

  A country’s culture rests in a composite — language, dress, music, dance, architecture and traditions. A country’s character reveals itself also through its food, what was, and is, cultivated in various regions, coupled with methods of food preparation and preservation. My next series of articles will explore the national cuisine of various countries through […]

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An elegant Egyptian renovation

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
An elegant Egyptian renovation

The Egyptian embassy residence is a treat for the eye. But it’s tucked away up a lane off Acacia Avenue so it’s a treat that casual passers-by might well miss. Attractive wrought-iron gates lead up the long driveway to the front entrance of a house built in 1913 by Allan Keefer, the architect for Stornoway […]

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Envoy’s Album Spring 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Envoy’s Album Spring 2012

   

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Celebration time – Spring 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Celebration time – Spring 2012

A listing of the national and independence days marked by countries

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Savouring sake

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Savouring sake

Though delicious, sake can be challenging. From sommeliers to novices, many know exactly what they like to drink. We are familiar with wine, beer and spirits, and we have favourite situations we all like to enjoy them in. It can be a pint of lager at the pub, a glass of Pinot Noir at dinner, […]

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It’s the perfect time to discover unforgettable Ukraine

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
It’s the perfect time to discover unforgettable Ukraine

By Natalia Holub First secretary, Embassy of Ukraine If you have never visited Ukraine, you are missing a wonderful and an unforgettable experience. Although it is Europe’s largest country, Ukraine has yet to be discovered by tourists. This may soon change, however, as Ukraine and its next-door neighbour Poland have been chosen as joint hosts […]

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Albania’s story: sun, sea and antiquity

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Albania’s story: sun, sea and antiquity

By Elida Petoshati Ambassador of Albania As a diplomat, I have had the privilege of travelling the world, getting to know places, cultures and civilizations that have enriched my life. Albania remains my first love. Wherever I go, I always return as if for the first time, eager discover it again and again. The country […]

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