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Sam Leith

Sam Leith

    Leading Dora is an insanely repetitive, baffling journey
    Leading Dora is an insanely repetitive, baffling journey
    Just what is it with Dora the Explorer? For those of you without children under 10, Dora the Explorer is a pandemically successful American children's cartoon that follows the magical adventures of a seven-year-old girl called Dora and her best friend, a monkey called...
    The tourist tat trap
    The tourist tat trap
    The oddest restaurant I ever ate in was Lenin's Mating Call in St Petersburg. The said mating call -- an electronic screech delivered by a...
    Oil's well in Abu Dhabi
    Oil's well in Abu Dhabi
    There is a saying among the Bedouin people, so I heard long ago, that it is possible to sustain yourself through a three-day desert journey with a...