Up the Mekong with my granddaughters

My granddaughters are teenagers who live on a different island to me. Although we are a close family and they used often to come and stay with me, as they have grown older, their friends have become more important and I felt that we were growing apart. I knew that once they were at university the gap would widen. While at Calder & Lawson I picked up a booklet on a cruise on the Mekong River. The first thing I noticed was that the ship was called La Marguerite – my mother’s name. Good start.
Written by Marion Slaney at 10:00

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Fascinating Dubai

Imagine you were 18 years old and overnight you found a hole in your backyard gushing unlimited amounts of money. What would you do? This is effectively what happened around 40 years ago to Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates.
Written by Kevin Palmer at 00:00

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