What travel costs 4: eight months in Europe

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Duomo from the Uffizi, Florence
Duomo from the Uffizi, Florence

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Trip toEurope, April to December 2014.

Background

Denise and I travelled to Europe on 22 April 2014 and returned on the evening of 6 December. Our trip in Europe lasted just less than 8 months (226 days).

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The last days of Osama bin Laden 1: Abbottabad

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Photo: Aslam Jadoon /EPA 2011 Abbottabad, between the Piffers and the Balochis
Photo: Aslam Jadoon /EPA 2011 Abbottabad, between the Piffers and the Balochis

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Part 1 merely sets the stage and tries to answer the question posed by newspapers at the time and recently: Whether Osama bin Laden was ‘hidden in plain sight’ or whether elements of the Pakistan military knew he was there?

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Food in Chiang Mai 4: French and Italian Restaurants

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From the past articles, you will be beginning to gain an idea of some of my habits in Chiang Mai. I mostly stay at the Sakorn Residence across the river. I frequently stay at Sakorn for a month or so at a time, because their rate by the month is much cheaper. I always hire a motorcycle to get around and use Nancy Chandler’s map.

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Hieronymus Bosch painter, 1450-1516

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Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights 1500-05 Triptych: Central panel 220x195 cm; wings each 220x97 cm, Madrid
Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights 1500-05 Triptych:
Central panel 220×195 cm; wings each 220×97 cm, Madrid

Introduction and biography

My interest in Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) is primarily as an artist. I have used his grotesque human beings, nightmare visions, strange beasts and creatures of evil in some of my later artworks for a particular purpose.

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