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News archive 2010
  2010
  "Don't believe I'm taken in by stories I have heard
I just read The Daily News and swear by every word"


Barry Town by Steey Dan (from the album Pretzel Logic)
 
After more than two years of research, preparation and testing, the first version of
My Favourite Planet was published in 2008, and the news section got going in 2010.
 
Yuletide caterwaul

9 December 2010

After a short break, The Cheshire Cat returns to find
northern Europe snowbound and invites you to join
in a rousing chorus of the Snowstorm Blues.

The Cheshire Cat Blog at My Favourite Planet Blogs
 
Snowstorm Blues, The Cheshire Cat Blog sings the winter blues in Berlin

Snowstorm Blues


The Cheshire Cat
Blog
 
My Favourite Song

15 November 2010

The name "My Favourite Planet" was inspired
by the song of that name by the British musician
Hugh Featherstone.

We have now received permission to put the song
online so that you can listen to it while browsing
this website.

Listen to the song "My Favourite Planet"

(opens in a new window)
 
Hugh Featherstone, singer-songwriter

Hugh Featherstone
 
Feline blog capers

Thursday 16 September 2010

The new blog The Cheshire Cat is launched today, with photo essays, articles and postcards by various authors in different parts of the world.

The first Cheshire Cat posting Istanbul essentials Part 1 is a photo essay taking a sideways look at the city, as a foretaste of the My Favourite Planet guide to Istanbul which will be appearing soon.

The Cheshire Cat Blog at My Favourite Planet Blogs
 
The Cheshire Cat Blog at My Favourite Planet Blogs

The Cheshire Cat
Blog
 
Earth 2.0

September 2010

In case you haven't heard (where have you been?),
Planet Earth is about to get a major upgrade.

Be the first in your galaxy to read this major in-depth
preview of Earth2.0.

This article is part of our new section Guide to Planet Earth, another work-in-progress at My Favourite Planet.
 
Earth 2.0 - the imminent major upgrade for Planet Earth

Earth two point oh
 
Return of the Drood

August 2010

Why is the US media getting in such a lather about where first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha go bathing? What's the difference between altruism and philanthropy? And what would you say to your God if you met Him while abseiling?

After his short summer break, the Mysterious Edwin Drood is back to answer these and other burning questions in his own inimitable way in his weekly blog.

Edwin Drood's Column at My Favourite Planet Blogs.
 
ants on holiday by David John

Ants around
my ankles


Edwin Drood's
Column
 
Spring break extended until September, say writers

July 2010

It seems like My Favourite Planet correspondents are permanently on vacation. But don't let the sun-drenched snapshots and retsina-smeared postcards fool you: these are hard-bitten professionals on a mission. Well, at least that's what they tell us. They occasionally drop us a line from Ladakh, Saigon, Boston, Rhodes, Gran Canaria or some other exotic location, claiming to be on the case night and day.

Maybe one day their pithy articles, inciteful guides and breathtaking photos will finally arrive in the editors' inbox. We twiddle our editorial thumbs in anticipation.

Meanwhile, others have been busy and work will soon begin on the My Favourite Planet guide to Istanbul which should appear in November. This will be followed through Winter and Spring by Athens, Berlin, London, Liverpool, North Wales, Delphi, Aegina, Thessalonica, Amphipolis, Thassos, Philippi, Didymoticho... Stay tuned to this planet.
 
My Favourite Planet photo by Gordon Mcleod

My Favourite Planet
photographer checks
his F-stops in Penmon Priory, North Wales.

photo:
© Gordon Mcleod
 
Short guide to small planet
for smallest person


June 2010

If you are new to this planet and would like not only to survive but also benefit from and perhaps even enjoy your stay here, you may find Edwin Drood's Short guide to small planet for smallest person a good place to start. The Mysterious Edwin Drood points out some the bounties and pitfalls of life on Earth.

Edwin Drood's Column at My Favourite Planet Blogs.
 
Selenia with truck by Martine Passagez

Short guide
to small planet
for smallest person


Edwin Drood's Column
My Favourite Planet reaches
up to the blogosphere


My Favourite Planet launches its first blog

May 2010

Once a rarefied space, the blogosphere is quickly becoming one of the busiest places around the globe.

Not to be left out, My Favourite Planet sent its own balloon aloft in May in the shape of Edwin Drood's Column. The mysterious Mr Drood's weekly blog articles contain strong opinions on the latest news and events around the world - and they are not just hot air. His searing gaze is directed on a wide variety of topics: from the economic crisis in the Euro Zone, through the weirdness of North Korea's leadership to the search for extra-terrestrial life.

Edwin Drood's Column on My Favourite Planet.
 
Edwin Drood's Column - the weekly blog by the Mysterious Edwin Drood at My Favourite Planet

The Mysterious
Edwin Drood
 
New My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook

February 2010

My Favourite Planet has launched a Group page on Facebook, so now you can communicate directly with us, write your messages and comments, post photos and videos or even start a discussion.

My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook Visit the My Favourite Planet Group on Facebook.

Join the group, write a message or comment,
post photos and videos, start a discussion...
The world isn't getting smaller - official

January 2010
The planet may not be shrinking, but My Favourite Planet is steadily growing. In just over one year we have already already published more than 850 pages of information, photos and maps. That means we are producing an average of over 70 pages every month.

Each week we are adding new pages of information and photos. The latest additions are Pergamon and Selcuk in Turkey, the Greek island of Kastellorizo (including a detailed map) and Avebury in England. On our German pages there's a travel article on Bali by Peter Hinze.

My Favourite Planet is written and produced for travellers by travellers. We're the kind of people who would rather be out and about rather sitting down to write, translate, edit, sort, check and programme content for web pages. That's why it takes so long to get things online. At present we have material for more than 100 locations in over 15 countries to work on, so we hope our readers have patience with us and keep visiting this site.

As ever, we remain grateful to all those of you who send us comments, corrections, complaints, contributions (in words and pictures) and even praise. Thanks. Keep reacting and interacting.
 
detailed map of Kastellorizo island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

detailed map
of Kastellorizo
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Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's Column - the blog by The Mysterious Edwin Drood at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's
Column
 
The Cheshire Cat Blog - travel articles, photo essays and videos at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Cheshire Cat
Blog
Guide to Planet Earth at My Favourite Planet

Guide to
Planet Earth
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My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook Visit the My Favourite Planet Group on Facebook.

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