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Telegraph Travel Awards 2017: win an Indian Ocean escape worth £25000

Telegraph.co.uk - May 19, 2017
And because we recognise you need to invest time and energy to make these awards what they are, as a reward for your efforts we are delighted to offer you the chance to win one of 20 luxury holidays - including this Indian Ocean adventure from Shangri ...

Ambitious iceberg project from southern Indian Ocean to Dubai gains momentum

New Zealand Herald - May 17, 2017
The firm has drawn up plans to harvest icebergs in the southern Indian Ocean and tow them 9200km away to the Gulf, where they could be melted down for freshwater and marketed as a tourist attraction. An iceberg floats off the coast of Fujairah, UAE ...

Kenyan police rescue 6 Iranians in Indian Ocean

Xinhua - May 19, 2017
NAIROBI, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan police have rescued six Iranians who were stranded in the Indian Ocean for three months, authorities said on Friday. Police spokesman George Kinoti said the Iranians were rescued by the maritime police unit who were ...

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Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway

by: Tessa Kiros
Tessa Kiros, renowned for her exquisite food and travel books, takes us on a fascinating journey across the globe to explore French culinary influences in far-flung destinations.

Her journey begins in Provence, where Tessa first fell in love with French food, and explores the Mediterranean region's links between the indigenous ingredients, flavors, materials, and traditions. She then follows the path of the early French explorers, traveling to the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, Vietnam in South East Asia, Pondicherry in India, and the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, before finally returning to France, in the region of Normandy, whose cuisine is so different from the South of France.
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Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands

by: Roger Safford, Adrian Skerrett, Frank Hawkins

The Malagasy region contains one of the most extraordinary concentrations of biodiversity in the world. Its recognition as a zoogeographic region in its own right has recently been confirmed, and, all taxa combined, the region was found to hold the second most distinct assemblage of vertebrates in the world after the Australian region, despite being the smallest of them all.

This new field guide from the Helm Field Guides series covers the whole of the Malagasy region, which comprises the unique island of Madagascar and the various islands and archipelagos of the Indian Ocean, including the Seychelles, Comoros, and Mascarenes (Mauritius, Réunion, and Rodrigues).
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Voyaging Under Power, 4th Edition

by: Robert P. Beebe, Denis Umstot

The passagemaking bible updated to help you live your long-distance voyaging dreams

First published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with a minimum of problems and expense. Now power-cruising couple Denis and Mary Umstot, whose interest in power voyaging was ignited by Beebe’s work, have updated .
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The Cat's Table

by: Michael Ondaatje

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table”—as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: they are first exposed to the magical worlds of jazz, women, and literature by their eccentric fellow travelers, and together they spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever.
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