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About magellanstraits

Magellan Straits showcases the observations & musings from Magellan PR, a boutique travel & lifestyle agency founded in 1998. We post items that are of interest from the clients we promote and from the travels and experiences that we independently undertake.

A World in Miniature in Baku

In an inconspicuous space the size of an average sitting room lies one of the most intriguing collections I have even seen – Baku’s Museum of Miniature Books in Azerbaijan. Situated in the heart of the city’s ancient Inner City, an … Continue reading

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New header: Staunton Country Park, Hampshire

Our new header is taken from a visit to Staunton Country Park, Hampshire, shot one sunny day last November.  Staunton is an extraordinary place – a former estate, the Victorian house was demolished leaving this gorgeous landscape and the property’s … Continue reading

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Date for the diary – Fishbourne Roman Palace

If you are looking for ways to spend the weekend away from the humdrum, then our “Dates for the Diary” series is for you. This week we take a look at Fishbourne Roman Palace, near Chichester. Dating back to late … Continue reading

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Who’s cooking at Quarter Bar & Lounge?

Ever wanted to meet the man behind the platters? Well our next staff profile is for you… meet Head Chef Guy. Guy has always had a passion to cook, ever since he was a little boy – “I was always … Continue reading

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In the Frame: A killer on the wing

For this episode of “In the Frame”, we bring you the life blood of the Arabian Desert, the falcon. The speed and natural instincts of this intrepid hunter were long admired by the nomadic peoples of the desert. Needing a … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Week – Zaha Hadid’s Baku Vision

Zaha Hadid has created – in my humble opinion of course – one of the most beautiful buildings in the world with the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre in Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku. Sweeping curves twist around the visitor with no … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Week – Khinalig – the highest village in Europe

If you are feeling adventurous and have a spare day to go exploring when next in Baku, Azerbaijan, then why not take a day trip to Khinalig, Europe’s highest village?  It’s the furthest excursion I could do to see something … Continue reading

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