International women´s day 2013 – Let´s look into their eyes and do something

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I am generally not one to support or promote international festivals or commemorative dates.  So today, International Women´s Day, I face a dilemma. On the one hand, my belief that we should not… Continue reading

World´s leading eco resort and spa in danger of being liquidated

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Only months after being voted  2012 “World’s Leading Eco Resort and Spa” at the prestigious World Travel Awards and “Best Spa on the Continent” at Spa Finder USA World Spa Awards, the iconic… Continue reading

Chávez rests his case – Will Venezuela open its doors wider to tourism?

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On the 10th of November 2007, at a Ibero-American summit that took place in Santiago de Chile, Hugo Chávez insisted on interrupting the speech by the then Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez… Continue reading

Watch our for the baobab! – Madagascar ecotourism

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To me, Baobabs are synonymous with a troubled little prince whose planet succumbed to the mighty powers of these ancient trees: ¨Now there were some terrible seeds on the planet that was the… Continue reading

Mid-week No-mad poem by Pablo Neruda

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Muere lentamente quien se transforma en esclavo del hábito, repitiendo todos los días los mismos trayectos. Quien no cambia de marca, no arriesga vestir un color nuevo y no le habla a quien… Continue reading

Is Iran back in the tourist map?

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Ben Affleck reminded us yesterday that Iran exists with the dramatisation of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. The Canadians are not happy… Continue reading

Swish French riviera proud of their citrons – La fête du citron

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Citrons are citrons. There is no denying that there is a certain beauty to this brightly coloured, leathery family of fruits. But I´m not sure whether I´d go as far as making citrus… Continue reading

Zen, Manga and the art of public bathing – Outside-the-box accomodation in Tokyo

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Japan has done it again. Despite putting up with a considerable deflation and a weaker yen, Tokyo has overtaken the Swiss city of Zurich to resume its position as the world’s most expensive… Continue reading