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  • Istanbul: a virtual tour through books, film, food and music 28 Jan 2021 04:48 The Guardian When I first saw this view of Istanbul, decades ago, it was as if I’d just met the love of my life. From the northern end of the Galata Bridge, looking across the Golden Horn to what is known as the Old City, the view remains breathtaking even on an iron- …
  • Surprise Aussie town beats the world 28 Jan 2021 04:09 News.com.au As we are all too well aware, this year travel was … different.  And the annual Tripadvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards have taken a slightly different tack, too, showing where travellers ventured in 2020, before borders shut, and where we dreamed of …
  • First Thing: chance of Trump Senate impeachment dims 27 Jan 2021 21:42 The Guardian Good morning. The chance of Donald Trump being convicted in his impeachment trial in the Senate looks less likely as of Tuesday, when 45 Republicans attempted to dismiss the proceedings before they began. With 55 senators still supporting the trial, the …
  • Are There Dragons in the Bible? 27 Jan 2021 19:45 Crosswalk.com Many people wonder if there are dragons in the Bible. We live in a time of fascination with all manner of fantastical creatures—both real and mythic. Ancient and modern literature from children’s stories to mythic legends to young adults’ books are rife …
  • The tragic legacy of the Arab Spring 26 Jan 2021 06:01 The Washington Post In a matter of weeks, long-ruling autocrat Hosni Mubarak stepped down and Tahrir Square erupted in ecstasy. Pro-democracy uprisings then flared in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. The Arab Spring was in full bloom. “On the face of it, the Arab Spring …