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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.
 
Andrea Montgomery

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Freelance travel writer and travel blogger specialising in Tenerife & The Canary Islands and in hiking and dining.

At the end of 2003, Andrea (usually known as Andy) quit the fast lane of the north west of Britain and moved to the crawler lane of the Canary Islands. Closing the books on her lucrative business career, she packed her power-suits, glittering evening dresses and stilettos into a cardboard box and headed to the banana plantations of the north of Tenerife in...
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 "My Dead Sea stroll to the spa began unpromisingly. An old Jordan hand chided me for breaking every social taboo in the land: wet hair (suggestive of steamy sex, not a good look in Ramadan, when romps are banned till sunset); exposed nape of the neck (erotic provocation); bare knees (erogenous zone and poor sartorial sense); looking men in the eye (looser morals than Salome, that local minx). But the irrepressible staff smiled serenely at my crimes, while possibly consigning me to Sodom, just down the track in Biblical terms."

© Lisa Gerard-Sharp, Holy Mud, Times Online, 2007

 

 

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