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A surprise 60th birthday

There’s no question that each birthday is a milestone in its own right, however some dates seem to deserve more celebration. This was the case for my father’s 60th birthday this past August. We decided very early on that we wanted to throw him not just any celebration, but rather a celebration that would make[…]

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Perusing Peru

Peru is a country that is extremely dear to my heart. Its magnetism keeps drawing me back and since my first visit at the age of 14, I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve returned. Peru is a country of contrasts, which is immediately visible when looking at the land itself: ‘la costa’[…]

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PLANNING THE STAG DO

It’s unthinkable for any groom-to-be to jump into married life before first having the traditional stag do. Originating in Sparta in ancient Greece, the stag do, bachelor party or however you want to call it, was the occasion for the groom’s military friends to feast and toast the end of his youth on the eve[…]

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The Travel Diaries: Myanmar

Three years ago this Christmas, my family and I embarked on our traditional end of year trip. Among one of our many stops was Myanmar, a country so different to any I had encountered before. We didn’t just stay in the capital city of Yangon and marvel at the Shwedagon Pagoda or the Chauk-htat-gyi Buddha[…]