The World's Most Underrated Destinations
Tom Coote in Uzbekistan & more
How popular a country is as a travel destination, has as much to do with image as it has to do with how interesting a place is to visit or how accessible or affordable it is.
Is it me? Do I look like Alice in Wonderland, or are things really crazy and upside down sometimes? We do quite a bit of travel abroad, usually involving, of course, flying.
AirAsia: Spinning a World Wide Web
Tina Hsiao & Jules Kay
AirAsia stole the headlines at the biennial Paris Air Show held in June, inking the largest ever order of Airbus A320 aircraft, a deal worth US$ 18.2 billion.
Bach country in Leipzig, Germany
Marianne de Nazareth
I was in Leipzig for the Internationsal Transport Forum 2011 (ITF) which was held in Leipzig early June. Spring in Germany is definitely the best time to enjoy a trip to Germany. The trees are bright with fresh new foliage and the scent of flowers is everywhere
Death, Debauchery and Desert: Africa’s Wild South-West
Until a couple of months ago I knew next to nothing about Namibia. I have since discovered that the same is true for most people outside of Germany (Namibia’s former colonial ruler) and those countries that share its borders.
Tales Of the Cocktail
Tabytha Towe in New Orleans
It was an extremely last minute decision for me to just jump on board to this elaborate convention, and not just any bartenders affair, but the head honcho of bartenders, mixologist and aficionados affair
Istria in Croatia on wheels
We entered Croatia from the most northwestern border, where Italy, Slovenia and Croatia meet on the coastline by Trieste.
Rupert Murdoch - A Tribute
Keith Rupert Murdoch, champion of the fourth estate, whose international media empire and its unhinged influence on law, politics, power and celebrity is this generation's William Randolph Hearst -- a true media giant; no shame, no principle, no soul.
Late Arab Spring, any cause for celebration?
Saleem Ayoub Quna
Before the first unarmed popular uprising in January 2010 in Tunisia hit the news and took everyone by surprise, the Arab world seemingly was going through the last hours of one of its longest political hibernation periods in modern history.
Open For Fun
James Skinner on Spain
Spain kicks off the summer with a big unwritten sign at all corners of the land that says: ‘Welcome to the land of make believe where the sun always shines, ... and the government is shut down for the time being!’
It’s funny how some things can be so difficult to understand just because of our habits of logic.
Bring It On
Republican Principle or Economic Catastrophe?
Let's get this straight; the debt ceiling will be increased by August 2, 2011. The United States of America will not go into default.
|From London with Love
We’re a community of nymphomaniac nomads that travel the world teaching the art of seduction.
We may be witnessing another defining moment in North Atlantic relations similar to Charles de Gaulles’ historical antagonism toward the U.S. that endured for 60 years.
Is Materialism here to stay?
It seems the humanity is enthralled by materialistic objects. Rousseau and Nietzsche were right when they warned us that humanity will fall into a materialistic hole where acquiring possessions has become our main purpose in life
Training Rivers StateTeachers
Education is very important in any child’s life. UNICEF being in the forefront in seeing that the Universal Basic Education programme is enforced, is highly commendable.
Beirut in the Baltics
The Wild Wild East Europe
John M Edwards
After the collapse of communism in the USSR, inflation in the freshly minted Baltic republics of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia rolled up the ruble into the cheapest toilet paper around, so I decided to go East and stock up
South America’s Undiscovered Gem- Pablo Delgado
Colombia is a victim of image. To many it may be painted in the surrealistic brush strokes of a Gabriel Marquez novel or in the inflated features a Botero sculpture; it may be the turf of drug barons or the battleground of guerilla groups
One Vote Away
It is one vote away in its state senate to ratify a basic civil right; the right for a particular group of adult taxpaying citizens to marry.