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Travel Secret #1071: Why London’s Guards Wear Red

We found some interesting answers on the official website of the spectacular ceremony. Quickly, here’s what we learned: Bright colours distinguished friend from foe as armies faced each other on the battlefield, where they engaged each other with volley fire, from muskets. Red is the hardest colour to see, merges when seen ...

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Travel Secret #1027: London’s Best Fish & Chips

Our London Correspondent Olesya Nova says: “When most people think of UK food, one of the first things that comes to mind is fish and chips. It’s been popular for around 150 years with the first fish and chip shop in London opening in 1860!  I really don’t know anyone who doesn’t like this traditional supper treat, and each ...

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Introducing Rolf Potts: The Luggage-Free Traveller

Rolf Potts is an American travel writer, essayist, and author. He has written two books, Vagabonding (Random House, 2003) and Marco Polo Didn’t Go There (Travelers Tales, 2008). Potts directs the summer creative writing workshop at the Paris American Academy, and he was the 2011-2012 Arts Edge Writer-in-Residence at the University ...

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