Posts by category: Panamericana

by in / 2013 / Art / Design / Panamericana / Travel
the art of having time

the art of having time

Having time is a form of luxury but it can also be an art, something I learned by meeting a remarkable man on a remote beach in Colombia.

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a legend within a legend

a legend within a legend

I have slept in water towers, gunpowder factories, chateaus, and tree houses, but a monastery had been missing on my hotel bucket list so far. There are several former monasteries-cum-hotels, but probably only one can call itself a legend: Bienvenue au Sofitel Legend Santa Clara in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

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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: el salvador

favourite five: el salvador

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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el rosario

el rosario

With it’s unusual shape the Iglesia El Rosario in San Salvador, El Salvador, looks more like an aircraft hangar than a place of worship. In fact, if it weren’t for the wrought iron gates and the signage, you wouldn’t realise it’s a church at all.

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la tortuga verde

la tortuga verde

Thmpp! It’s hard to describe the sound of a perfectly ripe mango falling from a tree into the sand. Thmpp! There it is again. It’s the sound I have been waking up to for the past week here at La Tortuga Verde, a hotel-cum-turtle sanctuary on El Salvador’s Intipuca beach.

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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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