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HAVANA

Posted by admin Date: May 13, 2016

HAVANA

HAVANA Wander through the streets of Havana at almost any time in the afternoon or evening, and the buoyant strains of trumpet will come tumbling out of the bars and apartment windows. There is soul in Havana, an irrepressible vibrancy and passion. Head over to the Malecon in the evening, where the long sweep of […]

PARIS

Posted by admin Date: May 11, 2016

PARIS

PARIS   Paris has panache, to degree that few other cities can match. Arrive by night, and the boulevards are lit up like a giant son-et-lumiere show, making full virtue of its long vistas, grand architecture and the majestic River Seine. The cafes and restaurants buzz until the early hours; the Metro is full of […]

VIENNA

Posted by admin Date: May 10, 2016

VIENNA

VIENNA   Vienna has three distinct moods, each slightly at odds with the other. What makes the city so absorbing is the interplay between them.First and foremost, this was an imperial city, capital of a series of empires that straddled most of central Europe for 645 years, ruled by the Habsburg family until 1918: the […]

FEZ

Posted by admin Date: May 9, 2016

FEZ

FEZ   Imagine travelling in a camel caravan 500 years ago. Arriving in an oasis you walk into the medina, the old walled town girdled by mudbrick walls. The maze of winding alleys, dappled by sunlight streaming through a lattice of overhead beams and bamboo screens, is packed with tiny shops selling fresh meat, vegetables, […]

SAN FRANCISCO

Posted by admin Date: May 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO   It’s the light. Silvery, crystalline, temperate, it bounces off the Pacific and the wide expanses of San Francisco Bay and fills the city with optimism. It takes the long, orange-red track of Golden Gate Bridge, sets it against a luminescent blue sky, and renders it exhilarating, breathtaking. It picks out the tiny, […]

MONTREAL

Posted by admin Date: May 2, 2016

MONTREAL

MONTREAL   Part French-speaking, part English-speaking, but in Canada, a seaport 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) from its Atlantic gateway, one of the oldest cities in North America yet glisteningly modern – Montreal is full of contradictions. Like a hybrid rose, it could be the best of both worlds, but it is not simply that: out of […]

VANCOUVER

Posted by admin Date: April 24, 2016

VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER   For many years now Vancouver has been cited as one of the world’s best places to live – a dream city. In fact, so appealing is this city that it frequently hosts inward missions from other cities worldwide to show them around and try to explain the secrets of its success.   One […]

NEW YORK

Posted by admin Date: April 17, 2016

NEW YORK

NEW YORK   The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway, Wall Street, Times Square – New York City’s great landmarks are so famous they form part of the world’s collective imagination. This is often cited as the greatest city on earth: cosmopolitan, go-getting, pacy, the city that has everything – […]

BOSTON

Posted by admin Date: April 3, 2016

BOSTON

BOSTON   Boston is many people’s favourite US city. Elegant and sophisticated, soaked in history, and with two of the world’s top universities – Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – in Cambridge, just on the other side of the Charles River, it has the ease of a city confident of its place […]

ST GEORGE

Posted by admin Date: April 2, 2016

ST GEORGE

ST GEORGE   Walk back in time in St George, to an era when this small and perfect little town, perched on the northern tip of Bermuda and overlooking its sheltered sound, was an isolated haven in North Atlantic – and a pivot in the history of North America.   In 1609, the heroic Admiral […]