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Cuba is changing - time to take a closer look
Photo + text feature commissions sought from an extended FAM visit to Cuba at the end of September 2011. Eco travel, music, nightlife all on the agenda. Contact Tim Bird, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , +358(0)505438845, www.timbird.eu.
 
Yolanda Zappaterra

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Yolanda Zappaterra is an experienced travel and arts writer and editor who works with both print and online media. With a background in art, architecture and design, she has travelled extensively in the United Kingdom, southern Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Scandinavia, and written numerous features for magazines, websites and guidebooks. Her travel and editorial work has appeared in Time Out London, Saga magazine, The Independent, Blueprint architecture magazine,...
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"My first sight of Manaus was in darkness. Naked bulbs illuminated vignettes of local life: men fixing fishing nets whose recent catch was dangling from hooks beside simmering pans illuminated by oil lamps in roadside stalls. It was a scene barely touched by the 20th century, never mind the 21st. Like a beckoning beacon, the lights of the ship dominated this scene straight out of the pages of a Joseph Conrad novel: remote, secretive, unknowable, a barrio pressed against a dark interior."

© Gary Buchanan, Amazing Amazon, World of Cruising, Summer 2008

 

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