Author: James Cowling


James Cowling is a freelance journalist. He was brought up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and has lived in London, UK, for 20 years. He worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the election that brought Nelson Mandela to power in 1994. James came to London shortly after that and has worked for the CBC, NBC and CNBC. He also worked for NBC Radio where he covered the Hong Kong Handover in 1997, the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997 and the Bosnian elections in 1998. James worked for press operations for the last two Olympic Winter Games covering figure skating and short track speed skating and at the last Olympic Games in London, he covered gymnastics. Since 2013, he has been freelancing for BBC World Service radio where he previously worked full time for seven years.

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Venterskroon Inn, Venterskroon, South Africa

About a two-hour drive south west of Johannesburg, if you don’t get lost that is, you will find Venterskroon Inn.

Diocletian Apartments roof terrace view

Twenty-four hours in Split, Croatia – History, Food and Sea

When my Australian friends said they would be in Split, Croatia, before the start of their sailing holiday, they said,

Iguazu Falls Foz do Iguacu

Iguazu Falls, Brazil, a Spectacle Waiting to be Explored

When visiting Brazil or anywhere in South America, Iguazu Falls on the border with Argentina is a must see destination.  Located

Order by Tablet at Inamo Restaurant

Inamo Restaurant – Covent Garden Eatery

Nestled in a quiet street less than a two minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden station

Leaving Puerto Rico on the Afrikat Catamaran

Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas in Gran Canaria

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Roof Terrace Apartamentos Las Arenas Playa del Ingles

Apartamentos Las Arenas – Playa del Ingles

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Gran Canaria Spain Feature

A Day Trip through Gran Canaria

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Gay Pride Gala

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Inside the supermarket - Duck, Duck, Goose and Larder

Duck, Duck, Goose and Larder

Located in the Australian town of Kyneton, Victoria, just over 50 miles (86 kilometres) NW of Melbourne on the M79,

Hispanic Mechanic Adelaide

Hispanic Mechanic – Adelaide Latin American Cuisine

Located near Adelaide’s downtown core, Hispanic Mechanic is a Mexican restaurant, although some are calling it Latin American cuisine, with