The sticky heat settles on your brow the minute the air hostess commands ‘doors to manual’ and you step out onto the tarmac that is Ben Gurion Airport. A short taxi ride and you are in the centre of Tel Aviv, Israel’s vivacious beating heart. Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times, the second city that never sleeps has a way of drawing out your hedonistic side.
Stand completely still. Listen carefully. Gather your heightened senses; see, hear, smell, taste. Red desert dust escapes skyward. Rustling and grunting ensue. Scratching and snorting. Your eyes dart around, trying to lock eyes on theContinue reading
‘You have to stay here at least once in your lifetime’. That’s the tag line. As plumes of grey smoke and the thunderous boom of the Noon Gun forever consign the Cape Grace and CapeContinue reading
It doesn’t often rain in Madrid. It’s known to, but not often. The ominous, heaving, dark clouds could’ve spelt the beginning of a rather damp weekend. But they didn’t. They couldn’t. Nothing could have dampenedContinue reading
Idris Elba, the startlingly beautiful English actor, DJ, musician, writer and entrepreneur, leans seductively against the seemingly never ending glass (this writer has her biases #SorryNotSorry). St Paul’s Cathedral swims into view. He glances backContinue reading
‘Europe Day’ was created 34 years ago following the call by a number of European governments to strengthen a sense of European values and collective identity based on the notion of a ‘People’s Europe’. YetContinue reading
Brussels – More than 75 representatives from Colombian, European and international civil society met in Brussels last week to assess the serious human rights situation in Colombia and to alert the EU and European StatesContinue reading