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  • Care for Calais

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    It’s -3C at dawn in Calais and I’m waving at the van that’s brought me all the way from Leitrim. I can just about see the fog lights. I watch it disappear around a corner and when the familiar van and the friend driving it have vanished, I feel a little excited. My adventure starts […]

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  • The Accidental Hiker

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    In central Cuba, just north of the colonial town of Trinidad, lie the Escambray mountains. The people who call the area home live in pretty poor conditions, surviving on the merger rations doled out to them by the Castro regime. Children under six are allocated one litre of milk per month. I learned this from […]

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  • Adios Fidel

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    Ever wonder if you might be a covert CIA operative? A secret assassin whose memory is wiped, Jason Bourne style, after each hit? Well if I had the necessary fitness levels and cunning, I might start to wonder. It seems that world leaders tend to snuff it when I visit their countries. First, there was […]