Today, I’m packing my bags and heading off to Enniskillen in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit.
The annual gathering of the ‘Group of 8’ - the club of some of the world’s most powerful nations – always attracts protesters and the global media, and concludes with a grand statement and the obligatory family photo.
Fancy a free ticket to see Justin Timberlake, Snow Patrol or The Killers? Or how about Bon Jovi, Basement Jaxx, Mumford & Sons or Kings of Leon? Or maybe you prefer big festivals like Electric Picnic, Longitude or Oxegen?
Before I arrived in Jordan, Zaatari Refugee Camp in my mind had taken on almost mythical proportions. I had heard that it was initially constructed to accommodate a population of 35,000 but was now rumoured to have a registered population of more than 130,000. And frighteningly, not the largest refugee camp in the world.
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