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Geography of Europe

Winter wonderland

Ash from volcanic eruptions blankets the notorious Eyjafjallajökull Glacier, which make a dramatic backdrop for the country's golf courses like Westman Island. Photo: Corbis

Fiery yet frozen, poetic yet powerful, Iceland is a land of contrasts that confounds expectations, writes Lara Brunt.

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 9:55am

Champion of the middle way

An anecdote - no doubt true given Northern Ireland's bitter history of sectarianism - is often told to sum up the years of violent conflict.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

PRIME pickings

London's property market continues to be a tale of two cities. Prices in the prime central area rose 11 per cent in the year to March, figures from Knight Frank show. However, across Greater London, they rose only 2 per cent, Nationwide bank reveals.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


While the rest of the British housing market can only look on in awe, London's real estate sector just keeps going up.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Best of British

At a time when the weakened pound is making properties attractive to overseas buyers, Britain's luxury residential market will benefit from the coalition government's drive to expand the private sector, even though public sector cuts have made homebuyers more cautious, according to economists.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Small feast

When food stylist Vivian Herijanto, of the Corner Kitchen Cooking School, suggested we devote a recipe column to babies and toddlers, I was doubtful. I envisioned never-ending variations on: 'Boil (name of the vegetable here) until tender then purEe.' But her daughter, Kayla, who is about 18 months old, has a voracious, omnivorous appetite and eats many types of foods.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Little Britain

The top of the Rock? You'll do it in a couple of hours,' a cafe owner assures me when I ask about hiking up the local landmark. 'Make sure you give me a wave when you get there.'

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Treat 'em green

The Irish are known for their unabashed love of life and its pleasures - verse, music and fine wine (or Guinness), whiskey and laughter. It may come as a surprise to learn they are also earning a reputation for seaweed.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Politics of creed

As one of the few Chinese immigrants to Northern Ireland in the mid-1970s, Anna Lo Man-wah didn't exactly receive a warm welcome. One day in 1978, she was walking down a busy street in Belfast when she came across five young people who started hurling racial abuse at her.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Imago Theatre from the US present an array of acrobatic frogs, penguins playing musical chairs (right) and giant, wandering lizards that comically try to act like humans. Fri-Sat, 7.30pm, (Sat-Jul 16 also at 3pm), HK City Hall, Theatre, Edinburgh Place, Central, $100-$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


Name: Edvard Ljulko

Age: 17

Country/City: Estonia, Tallinn

School name: Tallinn Secondary Science School

Star sign: Cancer

I'm very active and curious.

I like to learn and do new things. Finding out something new is very interesting to me.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Name: Phoebe Langan

Age: 13

Country/City: Ireland, Dublin

School name: Mount Temple Comprehensive School

Star sign: Scorpio

I am very girly, but I can also be very loud when I'm with my friends. I like to laugh a lot.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


David Ireland

California Dreamin'


The lunatics really have taken over the asylum. Obviously under threat of being buried under the weight of new Cafe Del Mar releases, David Ireland - publisher of BPM Culture magazine - has decided to have a crack at the game himself.

25 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Devil's in the details

The process of implementing the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland has been arduous and lengthy. Since Good Friday 1998, the 65-page document, which essentially is a blueprint for peace in the province, has hit one roadblock after another. But, three years on, there are at least some positive signs to note.

15 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Scaffolders give Eastern facelift to Irish capital

A TEAM of Hong Kong scaffolders has turned their craft into an international work of art, building a bamboo facade over a Dublin cinema in an East-meets-West piece of modern sculpture.

8 Oct 2000 - 12:00am