THE TRUCK, belching black diesel smoke, slithers and slides as it struggles up the steep incline of the wet road. It is not much of a road, although it used to be once, sure. Then the weather and the jungle got at it, patiently aiming to outlast it. Now this stretch is a collection ofContinue reading “Panama: Canal Zone”
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The Hague: Peace Central
“We’re the greenest city in The Netherlands, with one third of our space being parks and gardens.”
Rome: Hidden History
In Rome, even history has a history.
Zanzibar: Island Life
“We have always been middlemen – between the land and the sea, the producers and the buyers, the African and the Arabian,” says historian Professor Abdul Sheriff. “That is not a concern; it is our strength.”
Morocco: Imperial Cities
“If I didn’t try to sell a carpet to everyone who says they do not want one, I would never sell a carpet,” as one salesman says.
Amsterdam: Life Cycle
The Dutch are enjoying health, wealth and quality of life. If they think bicycles are the way to go, maybe we should be listening?
Northern Ireland: Coast Road
The story of Belfast industry starts off the galleries in Titanic Belfast, a massive visitor experience that stands near where Titanic was built.
Dublin: Irish Pubs
“I love the view from the Dublin Mountains. Table Mountain, eat your heart out. The Bay of Naples, eat your heart out.”
Iceland – Cold Blast
Thingvellir is also where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet and you can see a literal crack in the earth.
Botswana: Okavanga Delta
We run aground in narrow channels, then skirt the edges of deep ponds, keeping a wary eye out as a pod of hippos bellow their anger at us.