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Stopover in Brunei: The Richest Country in the World

Brunei: One of the Richest Countries in the World The small nation of Brunei is one of the richest countries in the world, tucked between the rainforests of Malaysia’s Sarawak state and the South China Sea. It’s an intriguing place to visit, and easier than many realise as it makes a great stopping point for … Read more

The Importance of A Woman’s Hair, China

In many a culture, the lusciousness of a woman’s locks says something about her status. Kate Middleton’s hairdresser arrived a good five hours before Kate ventured outside holding the third king in waiting of England. And the symbolic photo of US pop princess Britney Spears’ meltdown involved her hair, or lack of it. After hairdressing … Read more

Slavery in Barbados

Freedom & Slavery in Barbados. It’s Not Black & White

The Club, Barbados My room has the perfect view. At dawn, sparkle spills across the ocean as the sun breathes life into the space of another day. Before twilight, she blazes behind the choreography of clouds to the crescendo of sunset and throughout the day the water forms a canvas for me to watch the … Read more

The road to Auschwitz

Things No One Tells You About Visiting Auschwitz Alone

The Auschwitz camps – I, II and III – starved, tortured and executed over a million people during World War II. Prison camps became concentration camps and then ultimately death camps. History lessons at school, the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, the books of Frankl, Levi & Frank and even the film Schindler’s List have provided enough images to haunt me for a lifetime. Will seeing the place with my own eyes change anything?