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Diverse Traveller - meet, share and raffle!

February 25 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #DiverseTraveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #meeting, #travel, #travelling, #women travellers

Meet Last night, at 6.45pm, seven Diverse Travellers braved the rain and joined me at the 5th floor bar and food in Waterstone's, Piccadilly. The evening got off to a faulty start as I was delayed, due to the rain effect on the Bakerloo line, and we were...

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Currently reading: Give me shelter edited by Tony Bradman

February 23 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #books, #children, #reading, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #refugees, #stories, #UK

I read a wide, Diverse, range of travel-related books including many about life for people new to Britain, either as travellers, expats, immigrants or refugees. At the moment I am reading a little book, 220 pages, ... "a collection of stories about children...

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Are you breeching "Jetiquette"?

February 18 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #air travel, #Gailen David, #Jetiquette, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #sky steward, #travel manners

As the size of our check-in luggage decreases, so it seems do our travel manners. I am not alone in observing that some travellers check-in their manners whilst checking-in their luggage. I have sat behind a child who used the back of my seat as a football...

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In a reflective frame of mind

February 16 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #business plan, #DiverseTraveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #Inspiration, #Maya Angelou, #Ola Fagbohun, #small business, #travel writing

Over the last month and the weeks of this, I have been: working on a new business plan for Diverse Traveller, updating the Diverse Traveller website, writing posts for this blog and other websites, searching and researching story ideas, managing volunteers,...

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Keeping an open mind regarding adventure travel

February 12 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #adventure travel, #Afghanistan, #Exhibition, #glamping, #Iran, #Ola Fagbohun, #Oz Bus, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #Spaceship Rentals, #Ticks, #uloop

On the last Saturday of January, I visited the Adventure Travel Live 2010 exhibition in London. Adventure travel is not my type of travel, in fact the thought of soaking myself while white water rafting, exhausting myself while hiking or lying down with...

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Free travel to Istanbul

February 11 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #DiverseTraveller, #Istanbul, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #travel, #Turkey, #YouTube

Who says you have to have money to travel? Take me for instance, a group of ladies I know are travelling to Instanbul for a long weekend next month; unfortunately, despite my peny-pinching ways I am too broke to join them. Do I moan, cry or steal. No!...

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Insider guide to Brent: artful jogging in Gladstone Park

February 9 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Bupa 10K, #Fitness, #Gladstone Park, #London, #NW London, #Ola Fagbohun, #public art, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews)

Despite its reputation as built up area, Brent has 1000 acres of parkland that's one fifth of all the land in Brent. And over half of Brent's residents say they use one of Brent's park at least once a week. Last Sunday was my first visit to one of Brent's...

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Working from home: feeling unmotivated give yourself the day off

February 5 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #DiverseTraveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #Ola Fagbohun, #self-employed, #working from home

Working from home especially when working for yourself may seem like a perfect career choice; but when you do it day in day out, the disadvantages are consuming. For me yesterday was such a day. Being mistress of all I survey was not making me feel superior...

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Start an art collection by visiting London's Affordable Art's Fair

February 1 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #affordable art, #Art, #Battersea Park, #London, #Ola Fagbohun, #pottery, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #Robert Bradford

The global recession has given some of us many things to worry about, but I don't need to be a business sooth-sayer to know that adding to your art collection is not one of them. Despite the recession, life must go on and if you love art but are put off...

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