Blossoming Russia

From the 20-25 January 2013 I visited the city of St. Petersburg, giving lectures in two prominent academic institutions – […]

The Glory that was Greece

The Greeks may currently owe us a lot; but our debt to the Greeks is immeasurable. Small comfort to a […]

Letter from Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia Ora and warm greetings from the South Pacific. Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand. Let us introduce you to our […]

Jordan: a unique brand of hospitality

Among the world’s many tourism destinations, not more than a handful may be said to live up to the hospitality industry’s old dictum of “treat visitors as you would treat guests in your own home”. And it tells us a lot about the human condition that Jordan, a young and in many ways improbable country saddled with more than its fair share of economic and political problems, is one of them.

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