Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

27 November 2023

China grants visa-free access to five EU countries

Citizens of five European countries and Malaysia have been granted visa-free entry to China. From 1 December 2023 Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish citizens, as […]
24 November 2023

Foundation Conservation Carpathia to create Europe’s largest wilderness reserve in Romania

Romania is often overlooked on the European tourism radar and, when it pops up, Dracula overshadows most of its other attractions. Yes, Bram Stocker’s novel has […]
24 November 2023

Despite perceived high impact of financial pressures, people keep travelling

Post-Covid has given way to a wave of revenge travel, as people sought to make out for missed holiday time during the pandemic. However, as the […]
24 November 2023

10 most followed Instagram accounts in 2023

In the kaleidoscope of social media platforms, Instagram remains a cultural juggernaut, reshaping the way we share, connect and consume content. With its visually-driven interface and […]
24 November 2023

World’s most and least dangerous countries revealed in Global Peace Index

Researchers have revealed where and where not to visit if safety and peace are your top priorities, with this year’s publication of the Global Peace Index […]
24 November 2023

Pre-revolution Iran brought joyfully to life in Cambridge exhibition

An exhibition on until early February in Cambridge is showcasing the work of Iranian-born UK-based artist Soheila Sokhanvari. “We Could Be Heroes” takes inspiration from images […]
23 November 2023

World’s best Christmas markets to visit in 2023

Christmas markets around the world start opening up by the end of November, albeit anything earlier than mid-December is too early to get into the Christmas […]
23 November 2023

Thanksgiving travel in USA with fewer problems than expected this year

Despite a car crash and explosion near Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York, 59 flight cancellations and over 3,000 delays on Wednesday 22 November 2023, […]
23 November 2023

World’s tallest timber skyscraper to be built in Australia

A massive project is underway in Western Australia, as the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper is set to be constructed in Perth, as the city’s Metro Inner-South […]
23 November 2023

Bargain alert as Eurostar discounts tens of thousands of tickets for 2024

Eurostar has announced thousands of discounted tickets in a flash sale with 75,200 discounted tickets available for travel into 2024. But those planning a European city […]
23 November 2023

A new sustainable shopping center opens in Brussels

While shopping centers are a well-known phenomenon in the fast consumption world, there aren’t many them that focus on sustainable products. In fact, there’s just a […]
23 November 2023

Two Belgian amusement parks open for Christmas holidays for the first time ever

Parents who have to entertain their kids 24/7 during the Christmas holidays in Belgium, will be able to scratch at least one day from the calendar […]
23 November 2023

Brussels Airlines pilots to join cabin crew for December strike

Brussels Airlines pilots have announced they will be joining cabin crew for striking in December. Cabin crew’s “indefinite period” strike starts today while pilots are planning […]
23 November 2023

Magnetic levitation train to make comeback in Berlin

Berlin is set to rekindle old tech with a “magnetic levitation train”. Announced by Dirk Stettner of the CDU parliamentary group, which shares power in Berlin […]
23 November 2023

The unique voice of Antoni Tàpies

Sometimes a second look is all it takes. Almost three decades ago, I went to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, but I was at a […]
22 November 2023

China unveils otherworldly-looking science fiction museum

The Chengdu Science Fiction Museum, a futuristic architectural marvel, has recently opened its doors in the capital of the Sichuan province, in Southwest China. Commissioned to […]