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In praise of hostels

In praise of hostels

There is a certain weariness about hostels that comes with age. By 30 you outgrow dorms. By 35 you outgrow dirt-cheap accommodation, By 40 you want a bit of comfort. By 50 you want a quiet room overlooking the golf course. And by 60 you aspire to stay at the Ritz, though you may not […]

Photo Essay: Brazilians

Carnival drag queen, Salvador carnival brazil

As you may have heard many times, much of the joy of travelling in Brazil is meeting the Brazilians. As I say in my book: Brazil’s strength lies in its people and not in institutions that have been imposed, modified and mutated over the centuries to serve an elite; the ruling classes have failed the […]