A whole new world – Canada

This year is Canada’s 150th anniversary, so there are more reasons than ever to visit our Atlantic cousin. This means year long parties and you can expect free admission at more than 200 national parks, museums and historic sites across the country. It is probably the friendliest nation ever and about to get a whole lot […]

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The fairytale you never heard of – Montenegro

Overshadowed by its ever-popular neighbour Croatia, this is perhaps one of the most underrated countries on my list. Steeped in culture and untamed wilderness, it manages to pack 72 miles of beaches, rugged mountain ranges, glacial lakes and southern Europe’s largest fjord, a national park, UNESCO-listed medieval towns, ancient byzantine monasteries, and a millionaire’s playground, […]

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Syria represents “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history… The worst humanitarian crisis since Rwanda.” — UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres   As the death toll reaches almost half a million, and over 11 million Syrians displaced, the situation has become the worst humanitarian disaster of our age. […]

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Floating heads or Frankenstein: a step-by-step guide to a (maybe) successful head transplant

Have you ever wondered how long a head could be kept alive once isolated from the body? Probably not, but this was a far more common curiosity in the early 19th century, probably for the simple reason that the guillotine was in high demand. This demand tended to produce a surplus of severed heads, and, […]

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Reality is better naked

Is there duality between reality and appearance? This is pretty much philosophy 101, but no matter how many times I come back to the question it remains one of the most provoking issues haunting me at 3am.   So my problem with appearance is twofold, firstly, how can we prove that appearance is an accurate […]

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