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The sweet air of the Cvennes: a British writer on life in the rural heart of France

As the Cvennes national park celebrates its 50th anniversary, Adam Thorpe reflects on how the intricate hills of the Massif Central protect its wildlife and way of life I sometimes think of the Cvennes as the massive knuckles of a sleeping green giant. Insular, tough-minded and Protestant, our home for the last 30 years has sharp granite and limestone hills that here and there stretch up out of deep valleys into proper mountains. Much of it is felted in dwarf holm oak, the evergreen and often impenetrable stuff of southern…

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What it’s like inside a Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine camp

(CNN)If you’d asked me a month ago what I thought I’d be up to on my 30th birthday, being confined to a government quarantine center in Hong Kong wasn’t near the top of the list.

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Where now for travel? Lonely Planet closures point to an uncertain future

As the travel publisher closes its Melbourne and London offices, a guidebook writer asks whats next for an industry in crisis Covid-19 has changed everything. In particular, it has changed everything about travel. As a Lonely Planet writer you learn fast that change is the only constant on the road. Still, no one was expecting the changes announced last week: that Lonely Planet is to close its Melbourne production facility and London offices almost entirely, as well as its magazine and Trade and Reference division. The famous guidebooks will continue…

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Clean Your F*cking Room: Weekend Horoscopes February 21-23 | Betches

Valentine’s Day is over, winter is on its way out, and spring is on the horizon. It’s almost time for us all to collectively freak out about our summer bodies, frequent the gym for a few weeks, then give up and accept ourselves for the way we are, while shrieking “any body in a bikini is a bikini body!” Ah, the circle of life. All that sh*t aside, the stars and planets are pushing all of us to bask in our self-confidence and share the happy vibes, so hopefully your…

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Wednesday Addams plaits and Jurassic Park chic: 14 style lessons

From haute gardening hats, to nettles dresses and sexy necklines, here are the trends that are coming for you for this spring/summer Ellie Violet Bramley, Leah Harper, Priya Elan Wed 19 Feb 2020 07.00EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Afraid of looking like a dunce when it comes to your fashion knowledge? Weve created a cheat sheet for the new season. Minimalism has gone eco Organic wool blazer, 680, vest, 210, and trousers, 460, by BITE. Trainers, 105, by Veja. Styling: Melanie Wilkinson. Photography: David Newby.…

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