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The craftsmen with magic fingers

Words by Huma Baig   The long bank of the Red River (Kızılırmak) has provided the town of Avanos with red clay from as far back as 2000 BC, to yield the iconic art of pottery. This town in the Cappadocia region of Turkey is home to several authentic family run pottery factories where the craft has been a tradition passed down for many generations.   Using a traditional foot driven spinning wheel, the moist lump of clay transforms into a perfectly curved pot in the steady, skilled fingers of a craftsman. […]

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The Maternal Aunt of the Prophet PBUH in Cyprus

Upon arrival in Larnaca, visitors can’t fail to notice the Larnaca Salt Lake. A flocking place for flamingos, this lake is not far from a palm grove, which surrounds an interesting landmark. Nestled on the shore of the lake is the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. What makes this place special is the person resting within […]

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A weekend in Oslo by Huma Baig

Oslo

The United Nations describe Norway as the best place to live in the world because it has the highest Human Development Index and lowest unemployment rate. Oslo is the capital of Norway and attracts over 2.5 million visitors per year. With 48 hours in hand, Huma Baig explores what Europe’s fastest growing city has to […]

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The problem of food waste solved by a Mosque

Research tells us that an astonishing five million tonnes of perfectly edible food get thrown away every year, and incredibly it’s worth around £15 billion. To put this into perspective, the wasted food would fill 9 Wembley Stadiums, 100 Royal Albert Halls or 4,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. An area almost the size of Wales would be needed to produce the food and drink currently […]

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A fine eatery in Designerland

Words: Huma Baig Bicester Village is a small township of approximately 160 single-storey luxury boutiques of world-famous brands and is about a 45-minute direct train journey from London’s Marylebone station. These retail outlets offer savings of up to 60 percent on the recommended retail price all year round. With countless coaches arriving every moment and over 1,000 free car parking spaces, the Village serves […]

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A peaceful stay in the heart of Sri Lanka

Kandalama is situated in the heart of Sri Lanka in an area named Dambulla and is home to a renowned, luxury, vegan-friendly hotel. As a magnificent piece of architecture, Heritance Kandalama blends impeccably with its enchanting, natural mountainside. The hotel rises seven floors, and the one kilometre long airy corridor is an open window where […]

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