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THE PLACE TO BE

FOR GLAMOUR, MOD-CONS AND CELEB SIGHTINGS, PERAQUUM HAS IT ALL AND ITS AWARD-WINNING RESORTS IN THE MALDIVES ARE PARADISE FOUND

LOOKING FOR A HIP, HOT AND HAPPENING HONEYMOON? Then look no further than Per AQUUM’s designer resorts. Constantly refining and re-designing, their two properties in the Maldives are the essence of island chic. Take for example the Ocean Bungalows at Huvafen Fushi. Not only are they huge and combine modern sleek lines with natural island touches, they also feature glass floor panels and Bose surround sound systems. The retreat’s world-famous underwater spa is in a class of its own and

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The physical deep and with my camera…

The highs and lows of adventure photography.

I’ve always had an interest in art and creativity and at school my point and shoot accompanied me on most adventures. When it came to picking a university degree I decided on natural science course thinking this was my best opportunity for a career that would take me outdoors, the p ace where . I am happiest. After studying science for four years I realized something was missing. Unsure of what this was I looked for a place to get lost in introspection and the ocean seemed the perfect destination: The day after

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The perfect balance.

This multifaceted outdoor area provides interest at every turn, while still maintaining a relaxed and timeless feel.

The brief from the owners of this beautiful Mosman home had a number of facets. Primarily, the clients wanted to make the most of their courtyard space by creating outdoor living areas and extending the house into the garden. All the main living spaces either opened directly into the garden or had views and vistas to be considered. The owners also used the rear gate as their main access to and from the house, so they wanted an easy way through the garden

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The Ottoman Medical Service in the Crimea

In recent medal sales, DNW has auctioned the fine collection relating to medical services formed by the late Tony Sabell. My attention was drawn to a few — and there were only a few — examples of Crimean medals awarded to British personnel attached to the Ottoman Medical Service. British medical failures during the Crimean war are all too well-known, as is the novel role of volunteer nurses like Florence Nightingale and various other groups. British involvement with the «Turkish Contingent” in the Crimea is well enough recorded, but I for one had never heard of British work with the

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THE OTHER SIDE OF MACAU

From fusion cuisine to spectacular performances to a colorful blend of history, the peninsula has more than one way to hit the jackpot.

LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST coast of mainland China and with a history that includes centuries as a Portuguese outpost, Macau is a curious blend of cultures. Now though it is probably best known for its glitzy Las Vegas-like casino scene and grand hotel complexes including the Sheraton Macao Hotel (the largest Sheraton in the world) and the Conrad Macao. And the boom doesn’t seem to be ending soon, new projects planned for the near future include the

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The other Cold War

While everyone focused on the US-USSR power struggle, an even more bitter conflict was playing out between the USSR and China

On 2 March 1969, the Strategic Missile Forces went to high alert — their nuclear warheads ready to be loosed at targets 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) away in less than 15 minutes. On the banks of a frozen river, opposing soldiers of two nuclear powers bled to death in the snow, as a cold war that Kennedy didn’t fight and Reagan wouldn’t win turned hot.

This wasn’t East versus West; this was East versus Far East — a murderous

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The OTHER Indian Ocean

HE FAMOUS THREE AREN’T THE ONLY DESTINATIONS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KEEP THESE SECRET IDYLLS TO YOURSELF

THE RESIDENCE ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA

We can still hear the friendly cry of ‘Jambo!’ — the warm Swahili hello 11 HRSi that every member of staff greets you with, and its this super service at The Residence Zanzibar that really sets it apart as one slick operator. In 80 acres of palm forest, 66 elegantly designed villas blend Swahili and European influences with all the honeymoon must-haves (private pool, huge egg-shaped bath, butler service) as standard. This is how

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The onboard Flash

Some of the lesser known features of this little superhero.

Searching for an artificial light source to take your photography a notch higher? Then look no further as you already have one of the most useful options at your disposal— the onboard flash. This little gadget offers everything you will need and best of all, you don’t have to pay for new equipment.

1. That you can get a perfect catchlight

A catchlight is one of tine most common portraiture techniques. It is used to add dimension to the subject’s eyes and make the person look more lively. But what

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THE OLYMPUS E-P5

EXPERIENCE DAY

We recently treated four WDC readers to a day out in London with the Olympus PEN E-P5, a selection of lenses, two professional models and a top pro photographer Here’s how they got on…

A couple of months ago we ran a photo competition on our website to win a chance to spend a day in London using the latest Olympus PEN E-P5. Readers entered in their hundreds, and the winners were chosen. Not only did each winner receive an Olympus XZ-10 to keep, their day out in London included the chance to work with two professional models,

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The Next Generation

Amazingly, the Friday morning traffic was quiet for once and I arrived at the Heritage Aircraft Trust’s hangar at the historic North Weald aerodrome nearly an hour early. But I was by no means the first to arrive…

The hangar was a flurry of activity as the engineers prepared a pair of Folland Gnats for flight. As I walked through the door a cheery «Morning!» sounded from the back of the packed hangar and a youthful smiling face appeared from behind an aircraft.

As usual the ground crew and engineers were working their magic long before the aircrew got anywhere

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