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In Darkness

30 April 2012 | Media

Nick Lake’s novel jumps back and forth between Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and Haiti during the slave revolt which led to liberation from France. In ‘Now’ we’re with Shorty, 15 years old and trapped in a hospital room which has collapsed with the ear...

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Poor Haiti

14 January 2010 | Living

I visited the country in 2008 and despite the many problems the Caribbean nation faced I had an extraordinarily interesting time there and never felt unsafe.  Even when I had to find a ride back to my hotel in Port-au-Prince on the back of a motorcycle taxi in the ear...

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Photographs of 2008

23 December 2008 | Places

I’m running through some travel lists for 2008. I’ve ticked off interesting hotels, my best music experiences, great flights, cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions. Today it's some favourite photographs of 2008. They're not necessarily my bes...

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Music of 2008

19 December 2008 | Culture

Electric violinist Sally Jo of Saharadja plays in Ubud, Bali I'm running through my travel lists of 2008, yesterday I started with 10 Hotels, today it's Music. Music in 2008 included seven operas, a play about music and a music cruise along the Great Barrier Re...

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Hotels of 2008

18 December 2008 | Living

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll post some lists of my travel favourites over the last year. Books, movies, flights, views, photographs, drives, transport, exhibits – and we’ll start with 10 interesting hotels from the past year. Ten hotels in ascending order of ...

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