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Rapa Nui – Easter Island

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Woken by a flock of chooks up a tree, you get out of bed, slip on some jandals and and make your way outside. It’s not cold, but not hot either, you hear waves crashing into rocks in the distance. Crossing the road to a field scattered with canoes, you are greeted by a couple […]

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The Republic of Whangamomona

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Munching on a lamb shank with mashed potato so imperfect you can tell it’s not from a packet, admiring the cluttered walls of old black and white rugby team photos and posters advertising defunct beers that  your grandad might remember.  Just then a farmer turns up on his horse, ties it to a picnic table  across the road and […]

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The Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan

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Along the banks of the Volga sits a tiny republic, struggling for independence since the middle ages, this land has a culture and bloodline starkly different to mainland Russia. This is the land of the Tatars, a.k.a., the Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan. A Quick History First established as Volga Bulgaria in the 7th century, it […]