Archive for the 'Freelance Writing' Category

Comporta – Portugal’s secret

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Most people know of the Algarve, a region of gorgeous sandy beaches and coves backed by golden sandy cliffs, azure waters and a climate and culture not unlike that of the Costa del Sol, but a little further north, not too far from Lisbon, there is a secret natural paradise that lies as yet undiscovered. (more…)

Organic architecture – mankind and nature in harmony

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

We see it all around us; urban jungles of concrete, glass and steel that look impressive on the drawing board, imposing when first delivered shiny and new, but ultimately sad and neglected as they form part of a growing collage of rusting, rotting structures that require constant maintenance and investment or else they add to the desolate landscape we’re creating. Detroit, Mexico City, Sâo Paulo and Moscow, the examples are many, but you needn’t look too far to spot the concrete rot and urban decay, for it surrounds us in many cities and exists even in the most picturesque. (more…)

Sixto Rodriguez – and the Search for Sugar Man

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

It sounds like a mythical tale and it is, for this story, unique as it is, will never be told again. In a world of social media and instant connectivity there will never again be a Sixto Rodriguez – a star missing to the world.

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The World’s 50 Best Bars – 2019!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

You probably didn’t know this, but every year a very dedicated group of experts study and rank the finest bars, pubs and cocktail venues across the globe. Here’s the outcome of the 2019 list of the World’s 50 Best Bars.

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Environmental storm: the clouds are gathering

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

For almost fifty years now there has been a debate about pollution, climate change, overpopulation, over-consumption and whether or not we are bringing doom upon ourselves. It began as a whisper, but now the swell of voices is rising, and in the virtual absence of corporate and governmental action, more and more people – among them the young who will inherit the earth from us – are trying to force change. At the core of this movement is the admittance that, regardless of whether or not we are causing global warming, we are turning this beautiful planet into a gigantic garbage heap.

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