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If the pace of daily life is getting you down, perhaps now is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle for a few days of well-earned relaxation.  Escape the city for a destination which can offer you a slower pace of life, albeit temporarily, to return home feeling refreshed.  Why not consider Somerset for your next dash to…

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I am often asked by my students: “What’s the best way to learn English?” In China, local teachers will tell you that they know exactly how to learn English. Confucius-style! The teacher stands at the front and dictates grammar to a class of 50, padding it out with phrases last heard in the 1930s and the class writes it down…

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Dubai is glitzy and relentlessly cosmopolitan. The ambitious skyline is comprised of architectural marvels and is constantly changing. A fast-growing metropolis with a fast lifestyle, it’s easy to lose track of time and your wallet. Away from the high-rises and artificial islands lie traces from its old fishing settlement days and beyond that, the enigmatic dessert. Burj al-Arab This iconic…

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Documentary aficionados and insiders come in ebullient droves to watch and support emerging documentaries in sold out screenings all over the city. The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world, attracting nearly 200,000 attendants last year. The twelve-day IDFA has been held annually in Amsterdam since 1988, screening nearly 300…