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Cambodian cyclo

A Cambodian cyclo and its passenger trundle through a busy Phnom Penh marketplace.

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We’re all mongrels really

"I studied the steady stream of strollers; all ages and all types gently ambled by. As I watched, I wondered if there was such a thing as a typical Turkish type, akin to an English rose, Celtic redhead or blond Swede. What hit me was the rich diversity of Turks, a veritable United Nations of a people, from ginger to dusky, European to oriental." Jack Scott muses on the racial mélange of modern Turkey - and the rest of the world.

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Blue Mosque in Istanbul

We’re all Asians really

From his vantage point in Turkey, Jack Scott ponders the perennial question of where Asia ends and Europe begins!

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People fishing off Galata Bridge in Bodrum, Turkey

Two Historic Nations

"Imagine two historic nations finally emerging from the long shadow of empire destroyed by world war and trying to forge a new role." Jack Scott explains that there are more similarities between Britain and Turkey than many realise.

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Citadines Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok

"Unfortunately the space wasn't used as well as it might have been. The bed was described on Agoda as queen-sized. However, by modern standards it was far too small for two adults to sleep comfortably in (think of the tiny bed Eric and Ernie used to appear in on The Morecambe and Wise Show), although there was enough space for a larger one." Kay and Dave report on a modern, reasonably-priced "aparthotel" let down by poor use of space.

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