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  • In the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez: a tour of Colombia

    In the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez: a tour of Colombia

    October 29th, 2014James Rice
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    Following in the footsteps of legendary author Gabriel García Márquez, James Rice takes us on a literary tour of Colombia. Gabriel García Márquez, the acclaimed Colombian novelist who died in April 2014, never considered his stories as magical as others supposed. Amused that he was always praised for his inventiveness, he once said: “The truth…

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  • A little piece of paradise: visiting Panama’s San Blas Islands

    A little piece of paradise: visiting Panama’s San Blas Islands

    October 23rd, 2014James Rice
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    Let’s clear one thing up straight away: getting to the San Blas islands is not easy, whichever way you’re coming from. And that’s quite deliberate. The 360 or so tropical islands off Panama’s northern coast are home to the Kuna people, who since a revolution against the Panamanian government in 1925 have maintained political autonomy…

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  • The world’s strangest hotels

    The world’s strangest hotels

    September 30th, 2013James Rice
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  • 17 weird foods of the world

    17 weird foods of the world

    September 6th, 2013James Rice
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  • Cooking classes in Marrakesh

    Cooking classes in Marrakesh

    April 24th, 2013James Rice
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    “I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook.”  Anthony Bourdain To get under the skin of a country, try getting busy in the kitchen when you’re there. Local food can teach you much…

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  • The best luxury hammams in Marrakesh

    The best luxury hammams in Marrakesh

    April 9th, 2013James Rice
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    Marrakesh is bewitching, but boy can it wear you out: the sun is unforgiving, it’s noisy and dusty, you’ll get lost in the medina more times than you can count, and everyone seems to have something to sell you. Stepping out from the tranquillity of your riad into the heat of the street can feel…

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