June, 2013

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Seville – The mystery of the resting place of Christopher Columbus

There is a sudden edge to the previously relaxed conversation. Tempers are not quite fraying over Tapas, but the debate has a dicey ring to it. The reason for this strain in Spain: none other than that great Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Aruba – Five things to do on ‘One Happy Island’

Sun kissed beaches: whether you see them from the relaxing confines of a kayak or in a blur from the back of a jet ski you can’t go far wrong.

Seville – How the Royal Alcázar combined spectacular gardens and the slaughter of virgins

Talk to me about walking round gardens and you’ll normally find a trail blazing for the nearest exit. But there is something different about the experience when it involves 30 degree heat, spectacular Moorish architecture and enchanting parks spreading as far as the eye can see.

Seville – This is just the Plaza you’re looking for…

“I’d always feel better when I thought about the palace. The way it shimmers in the sunlight. The way the air always smells of flowers.” So said Darth Vader when talking about Seville’s Plaza de España.

Blog – Update: Adecco ‘make it right’ with Turner Barr

On Monday, I blogged about the plight of ‘Around the World in 80 Jobs’ blogger, Turner Barr, and his battle with jobs giant Adecco.

Seville – A short break in pictures

At 6pm in Seville the temperature had just peaked at 31 degrees centigrade. Tapas bars were slowly coming to life after the lull of siesta time, although the city wouldn’t truly start moving for at least a couple of hours.

Blog – How Adecco made one travel blogger ‘unemployed’

I felt compelled today to write about the plight of Turner Barr. Turner is a travel blogger who has been working on ‘passion project’, his ‘Around the World in 80 Jobs‘ website, for the past two years.

Tokyo Bay – A surprise encounter with Lady Liberty

As I headed round the bend I had to do a double take. Suddenly I wondered if I had turned a corner into New York. From nowhere, standing in front of me, was the Statue of Liberty.

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