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Goodbye Borders

November 27 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #books, #bookstore, #borders, #brent cross, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #evening standard, #magazines, #Ola Fagbohun, #research, #travel, #waterstones

It is with some guilt I read about the demise of Borders book stores in the Evening Standard last week. Guilt because I have contributed, big time. Yes, I am one of the many who frequently pop into Borders, and rarely buy anything. My strategy went something...

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Changing left over currency that nobody wants

November 20 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #black market, #bolivar, #currency exchange, #peso, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #south america

When I left Venezuela eight months ago, I found myself in the middle of a very large problem. I had lots of Bolivares left over, which I'd saved from various months of pay and I had nowhere to buy dollars instead. Well, that's not strictly true. I could...

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David John Butchers - My Guilty Oxford Pleasure

November 16 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #butcher, #David John, #meat, #Oxford, #Oxford covered market, #pantry, #Pies, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #sausages, #shop

I love a good meat pie, particularly steak and kidney. And I don't think there is a better pie maker than David John Butcher, located in the Oxford Cover Market, Oxford. David John Butchers used to be two next door businesses, the Oxford Pantry and the...

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Revival - My Guilty Oxford Pleasure

November 12 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #accessories, #clothes, #fashion, #Ola Fagbohun, #Oxford, #part two clothing, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #recycle, #Revival, #shopping, #shopping behaviour, #student

I know this is a travel blog not a fashion one, but I just have to share with you one of the treasures I've found while studying in Oxford. Revival on St.Clements St - a quaint boutique that sells recycled fashion. i.e clothes, shoes and accessories you...

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Niagara Falls to Turn into a Winter World Wonderland

November 9 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Canada, #Christmas Concerts, #Chronicles of Narnia, #Comedy Fest, #country singer, #Family Travel, #festival, #flickr, #Gatlin Brothers, #lights, #Loretta Lynn, #Niagara Falls, #Ola Fagbohun, #Ontario, #photos, #Travel News, #Winter

After only eight days in Canada, I am obsessed with the country, boring anyone who will listen with tales of my trip, pity I can't get my creative juices flowing to write about it. I have lost count of the number of people who have endured, I mean enjoyed,...

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Trust your intuition when networking online

November 5 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #couchsurfing, #Diverse Traveller, #experience, #facebook, #Online, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #safety, #Skype, #travel, #women travellers

Around Easter I joined couchsurfing.com, a volunteer-based worldwide network connecting travellers with members of local communities, offering free accommodation and/or advice. I was on a mission to travel as many times as possible with my very limited...

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A Day in the Life in Buenos Aires

November 2 2009 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #buenos aires, #change career, #day in the life, #female, #living abroad, #single, #teach abroad, #Travel News, #work abroad, #write abroad

Hi Guys, What is it like to live, work, love and survive in Buenos Aires? What is a normal day like as a single female in Buenos Aires? Rather than blog about anything specific today, I've just got back to my flat in Palermo, Buenos Aires at midnight...

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