Archive for March, 2006
Shake the raindrops off your umbrella, duck into a restaurant in this Pacific Coast city, and be prepared to sample food from around the world.
With half its population foreign born, Vancouver is one of the most ethnically mixed cities in North America, and it shows in the local restaurant scene. Small family eateries and cafes owned by immigrants abound, and it’s hard to come up with an international dish that’s not on a menu somewhere
March 31st, 2006
My new friends, whom I met in a language school where I’d spent my two-week vacation, turned toward me, leaning in to shout over the live salsa music at this tiny bar in Santiago’s bohemian Bellavista neighborhood.
“What are you running away from?” they wanted to know. It turns out, people traveling alone in South America come here to escape something. But while the reasons may differ, anyone can do it like I did, with just two weeks and a small budget.
In the midst of a rough New York City winter, I daydreamed about getting away to a warm place where I could practice Spanish, so I turned to South America
March 28th, 2006
There is something ultimately timeless about experiencing the world from a luxury train. Certainly, since the days of old, train journeys have provided the ultimate in glamour, luxury and travelling pleasure.
South Africa boasts a few luxury train options that are definitely worth the ride. Rovos Rail has been referred to as ‘The Most Luxurious Train in the World,’ and for good reason. Since 1989 Rovos Rail has specialised in offering luxury train experiences all over Southern Africa. There really is something special about the Rovos experience – think: wood-panelled coaches, five-star service and delectable cuisine. The interior of the train consists of rebuilt sleeper coaches that offer spacious comfort with all the luxuries you can imagine. Suites are air-conditioned and come complete with a writing desk, a bar fridge and double bed
Read more: http://www.southafrica.net/index.cfm?sitepageID=14488
March 27th, 2006