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how awesome is brisbane?

how awesome is brisbane?

I have – subconsciously I guess – always been drawn to cities by the water, cities with rivers running through them, mainly. I never really thought about it until recently, when I realized that the places I have been happiest at were all by a river.

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cerro brujo gourmet

cerro brujo gourmet

Not many people would name their restaurant ‘Sorcerer Mountain’. But then not many people are quite like the rather exceptional Chef Patricia Miranda-Allen of Cerro Brujo Gourmet, a hideaway epicurean restaurant in Panama’s remote Volcán region in the Province of Chiriqui.

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favourite five: nicaragua

favourite five: nicaragua

This series is about my favourite five things to do in any given destination. Some are off the beaten track, some are a bit touristy, some will be difficult to replicate and some are not meant to be taken too seriously. They are what made my trip to that particular place an unforgettable experience, in no particular order.

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of bulls and men

of bulls and men

Dating back as far as the 16th century, jaripeo is a type of rodeo popular throughout Central America. Often held as part of ferias patronales, festivals in honour of a town’s local saint, these fiestas bravas are the social highlight of many small town communities.

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favourite five: little corn island

favourite five: little corn island

This series is about my favourite five things to do in any given destination. Some are off the beaten track, some are a bit touristy, some will be difficult to replicate and some are not meant to be taken too seriously. They are what made my trip to that particular place an unforgettable experience, in no particular order.

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the luxury of having time

the luxury of having time

It’s been about a week since I last wore shoes, looked into a mirror, or checked the time. I don’t even remember exactly which day I got here. All I know is that the moment I got off the panga and set foot onto Little Corn Island, everything slowed down to the delightful pace called ‘island time’.

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a conversation with veronika sicher, co-owner of Bella Aventura Costa Rica

a conversation with veronika sicher, co-owner of Bella Aventura Costa Rica

In this series I am catching up with hotel GMs, owners and suppliers. This time I sit down with Veronika Sicher de Cubero, co-owner of Costa Rican incoming agency Bella Aventura, a specialist in organising anything from a single adventure to bespoke trips and packages.

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