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Ailsa Ross  // Posts published by Ailsa Ross

02 Sep Posted by in Volunteer | Comments

Volunteering on a Kibbutz, Israel

Volunteering on a Kibbutz, Israel

Kibbutzim began as socialist farming communities, which popped up across Israel from the 1920s. A popular stop off on the ‘70s hippie trail, many thousands of travellers volunteered each year to pick fruit or clean chicken coops. This was in return for lodging, food and pocket money. I imagined a life of rusty tractors and ...

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11 Feb Posted by in Scotland | Comments

Edinburgh Food and Drink Guide

Edinburgh Food and Drink Guide

A dish can define a country and its capital to visitors: Buenos Aires is said to have its steak, Tokyo lives on sushi, while Rome runs on pasta. As for the Scottish, aren’t they grizzly gourmands living on haggis and deep-fried Mars Bars? Not exactly, and Edinburgh in particular offers so much more. In a ...

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23 Jan Posted by in Egypt, Hiking | Comments

Thou Shall Climb Mount Sinai, Egypt

Thou Shall Climb Mount Sinai, Egypt

The view to the mountains that surround it is most spectacular at sunrise, but this is no secret. On any night of the year, there are a few hundred tourists scaling their way to the top. From the summit of Mount Sinai, Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments directly from God. Almost ...

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The Ancient City of Butrint, Albania

The Ancient City of Butrint, Albania

Enticed by the chance to wander the old empires of the Mediterranean, I took a daytrip from Corfu to the ancient city of Butrint in the Albanian highlands. Butrint was occupied by Greeks and Romans, Byzantines and Venetians. By 4 BC it was one of the commercial centres of the world, and sites like its ...

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22 Dec Posted by in Adventure, Egypt | Comments

Snorkelling at the Blue Hole in Egypt

Snorkelling at the Blue Hole in Egypt

The Blue Hole, a vertical cave of tropical fish and coral. It is Egypt’s most famous dive site and just a few kilometres from Dahab, a laidback if slightly tired town of sand dunes and salty air, popular with hippies since the Seventies. The crashing sea looks out to Saudi Arabia, but just off the ...

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