Category: Travel

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I just got back from a wonderful trip to India and one of the highlights of my time there was exploring the painted havelis (mansions) of Shehkawati, a region North of Jaipur in Rajasthan. Until the middle of the last …

CATEGORY: Travel
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It’s the kind of adventure we all fantasise about but only a handful of people will eventually realise that dream. Meet Helen and David, a photographer and a graphic designer who decided to leave their jobs and creature comforts behind …

CATEGORY: Art, Travel
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You know how some iconic tourist attractions are sometimes a bit, well, disappointing? You feel so much excitement about seeing them first hand and then you get there and feel a bit flat and underwhelmed? I remember the anticipation of …

CATEGORY: Travel
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Image: Treehouse point A treehouse, every little boy’s dream? You could probably add every grown up boy’s dream to that as well. Mrs Magpie and I are very domesticated these days and, until recently, it had been a long time since …

CATEGORY: Travel
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I found this website the other day that I am excited to tell you about. Ready to lose hours of your precious time travelling vicariously through the internet? Here goes… Atlas Oscura is a site dedicated to bizarre and fascinating …

CATEGORY: Travel
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Did you have a nice weekend? Sad that it’s over? Me too. But here is something to brighten up your day. My weekend was spent taking photographs in the desert and then learning to make this stupid little animated gif. …

CATEGORY: Travel
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We all cringed our way through Sex and the City 2 and groaned at the hideously inaccurate depiction of Abu Dhabi. The film was made in Morocco and was banned from all cinemas in the UAE so why they chose …

CATEGORY: Travel
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1: hammock, 2: fish towel, 3: magnolia candle, 4: cushion, 5: vase, 6: domino cusions. As you know, here at Jackie Magpie, we love to travel. But of course this is not always possible (unless I win the lottery and …

CATEGORY: Buy, Products, Travel
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Speaking of colour (see yesterday’s post)…I have to tell you about a little gem I found in the hustle and bustle of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Barefoot was one of my absolute favourite discoveries in the city and it is …

CATEGORY: Travel
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Have you ever seen such a beautiful coloured building as this? So blue it makes you want to dive right in. These are some more pictures from my trip to Sri Lanka. From the gaudy gods in Hindu temples to …

CATEGORY: Travel
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On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, I got a bit snap-happy, so wanted to share with you a comment about the people there via these portraits I took. We met so many fascinating people and heard so many stories, …

CATEGORY: Travel
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San Francisco is a magical place. There is something in the air there that seems to breed and cultivate creativity. I stumbled upon so many great shops, galleries and people, it is hard to narrow down the list but one particular …

CATEGORY: Travel
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Did I already mention that San Francisco is a magical place? People live in houses that look like illustrations themselves. Like fairy castles with turrets and heavy doors behind which I’m sure there are many stories. As a city full …

CATEGORY: Art, Books, Travel
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One great foodie San Francisco institution is The Ferry Building, which houses an array of restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream stalls, delicatessens and specialist food shops – and not a Starbucks in sight. Spilling out onto the pavement outside are small stalls …

CATEGORY: Eat, Travel
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During my stay in San Francisco, I was lucky enough to visit the studios at  Creativity Explored Gallery where my friend Alice works as a volunteer. This impressive workshop and exhibition space is used by a group of local artists, all …

CATEGORY: Art, Travel