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Louise Vargas
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I'm a writer of short stories, writing and travel blogs, magazine articles and the odd (questionable) poem
I'm a writer of short stories, writing and travel blogs, magazine articles and the odd (questionable) poem

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Delicious Costa Rican Dining
El Husbandio has jetted off to Costa Rica to visit his family and I'm dreaming of tropical weather, beaches... and food.  A lot of people say Costa Rican food isn't that special, it's bland and unimaginative, but I beg to differ. It may not pack the punch o...
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Hello Bournemouth Beach!
My first travel blog in a long while, and I'm enjoying the coastline in Bournemouth, UK. El Husbandio had a 4x4 driving course so I took some time to visit where I am often happiest - the beach! It was a little windy today, and not at all warm, but I had a ...
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Photographing London
London. I love it. The noisy 'tap-and-pay' public transport, the tourist attractions, the massive array of dining choices - had my first Lebanese meal here! - the choice of entertainment...  I wouldn't want to live there, but London makes for a fantastic da...
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5 Amusing Sights In Madeira
Madeira. I bet, if you know anything about this country it's that Madeira is a volcanic island. A Canary Island, at that. You may also be aware of the wine coming from that region, and that it's quite famous for the flowers found on the island.  However, no...
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Moving Mountains: The Environmental Impact of the Panama Canal
I've just finished reading Panama Dreams by Ian Banks. It's a story of terrorism, politics, music and love - a damn good read, and the author had clearly done his research.  It's a story of civil war, rape, history, Japan, weird dreams, SCUBA diving and hos...
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New Zealand: A Geology Mecca
New Zealand is surely home to, if any Gods, the Gods of Geology.  Hold it. Not a jock for rocks? Stay with me - the photos will be worth it.  My degree is in Environmental Management and Geography and the latter part focused fairly strongly on glaciers and ...
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6 Easy Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photos
With the (insane) advent of holiday companies starting to provide the services of a personal photographer for happy holiday snaps, I want to know how you guys get the best photos yourself when you're traveling. The link there mentions that there's a risk yo...
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A Favourite UK Spot: Blaise Castle
Just a quick one today – I want to share with you a
fairly hidden attraction, local to me.  The photo (thanks Taru!) above is of Blaise Castle, at dusk.  Blaise Castle  was celebrated by Jane Austen as " the
finest place in England " in Northanger Abbey . H...
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How to spend the early hours in Madrid
Early hours - what does this mean to you? For me, it's anything before 6.30am. However, in Spain, this period of the day seems to go on a lot longer. On my way through Spain to Costa Rica, I stayed overnight in Madrid, in the centre of Spain. I crashed out ...
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9 Tips For Moving Home From Abroad
Living abroad is an experience which can fill an entire
blog on that one subject, but what about when you leave to go home again? When I was 21, I spent a year in Canada, having returned
after a period of study there as part of my degree. I’d made friends I...
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