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The British brand that conquered the world, but which is almost unknown in the UK

If you’re a Brit overseas it’s likely that at some point you’ve had a cup of Lipton tea, prominently available everywhere from America to Europe to Asia. It’s the world’s best-selling tea brand, and you may or may not be … Continue reading

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By-line in China

A feature I wrote on the cultural history of Georgia and Armenia was published in the international Chinese edition of Travel and Leisure Magazine in June, 2015, through some contacts at the¬†excellent Maximum Exposure Productions. Nice to be published in … Continue reading

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Postcard from Central Asia #1: Almaty, dead sheep polo, and an encounter with Kyrgyzstan’s finance minister

Remarkable: it’s late January, and barely a month ago was so cold a five minute walk at night numbed my gloved fingers, but the sun comes out every day now and it could be a pleasant English afternoon in April. … Continue reading

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