Tag Archives: Sunrise

North of the sun.

I’ve never flown this far north. On the moving map a rendition of our aircraft is hurtling down a steep curve, a headfirst plunge along a yellow arc linking London to the Pacific Northwest. We’ve climbed north, past Scotland and … Continue reading

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Pacific skies.

I lied. I said that the last post was going to be the final one from Rapa Nui, but here’s another. The fact is that to go to Rapa Nui and not to be mesmerised by its skies is 100% … Continue reading

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El misterio vive: Rapa Nui journal, Part III (and final).

There’s only a beach on Easter Island: as it’s to be expected, it comes with a bit of tourist infrastructure. But stop that image that’s forming in your mind, the one with all-inclusive resorts and a W Hotel with unz-unz-unz … Continue reading

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Room with a view.

Vista más bonita, said one review of my Buenos Aires hotel. On a late afternoon on the day of my arrival, I couldn’t but agree. But the real stunner came the following morning, at dawn. Habitación con vista indeed.

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Not on the Circle Line: glimpses from London’s outer boroughs.

Like many other Londoners, I spend most of time outside the centre, the area – roughly delimited by the Circle Line’s tracks – where the overwhelming majority of the tourist attractions are and where visitors flock. Outside, oblivious to them, lie beautiful … Continue reading

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