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And Russia makes 77

I am filling in my globe with all of the countries, territories and regions I have visited.  With the addition of Russia this week, I have made it to 77 countries. I only count a country if I have left the airport. So while, I have transited through Doha and Johannesburg airports, I do not include Qatar and  South South Africa in my tally. I have been to about two thirds of the countries in both Asia and Europe and exactly half of all the nations in the Oceania region of the planet. African exploration…

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Amazing video of ship beaching

From 1987 to 2012, the MS Pride of Calais served on the cross-Channel route to Calais. Last year, she sailed between Ramsgate and Ostend. In October, the 26,000 tonne ship was sent to a scrap yard in Turkey. Last week a video went viral of the MS Pride of Calais being run aground at at the Turkish breakers yard. Related articles

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Unicorn flies to Turkey

Excited about her vacation to Turkey, Emily Harris, from Wales made a toy passport for her design-a-bear unicorn named Lily. Her mother Nicky said  “The passport doesn’t even look real – it’s got gold teddy bears on the front and was a completely different size from mine and my husband, Allen’s… The picture ID …was of a pink unicorn” Despite this,  Nicky accidentally handed over the unicorn’s passport instead of Emily’s to Immigration officials who in turn stamped it , granting Lily the Unicorn access to Turkey.  Ironically, the Unicorn had been left at home. It was…

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