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Opinion

October 31, 2011 |
Halloween Outside the US – A Trick or Treat?

It shouldn’t have come as surprise. A quintessentially American holiday has swept parts of the world including Australia. Carved pumpkins in shopping centres, Halloween cakes and sweets in shop windows, adults in party costumes, trick or treat in the streets and taking candy from strangers. Bah-humbug… I hear the popping of fireworks in my quiet [...]

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Travel

August 15, 2011 |
Isola Comacina Photo Tour, Lake Como

You can easily spot Isola Comacina from the ferry ride across the lake. It’s the only island you’ll encounter in Lake Como. Unless you are dining at Locanda dell’isola Comacina, you may not consider a stop at this small but significant island that has been cursed for centuries. But it is worth a look and [...]

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Restaurants, Travel

July 26, 2011 |
Locanda dell’Isola Comacina: Lunch in the Middle of Lake Como

Listen… You can hear the tranquility. I am at one of the most beautiful restaurant locations in the world. Locanda dell’Isola Comacina is situated at the tip of Isola Comacina, a small island in the middle of Lake Como that holds a mysterious curse. The restaurant boasts a stellar clientèle of the rich and famous, with [...]

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Food, Travel

February 14, 2011 |
Love, Lust and Romance in a World of Travel and Food

Where does one look for romance on Valentine’s Day? Is it in front of the Hotel Danieli in Venice? Away from the giant billboards in Piazza San Marco? In a stolen moment in the back alley near Calle del Ridotto? Or in the wandering hands of an Italian stallion? Perhaps love can be found among [...]

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Travel

August 2, 2010 |
Hotel Metropole Suisse, Lake Como: A Room with a View

Arriving at the Hotel Metropole Suisse in Lake Como, we could not be happier with our choice. The waterfront location along the shores of the lake is prettier than the photographs. Hotel Metropole Suisse Situated on Piazza Cavour across the road from the Como ferry stop and a two minute walk to Ferrovie Nord train [...]

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Opinion, Travel

April 29, 2010 |
Perched, Nestled and Other Hidden Gems

We all love travel writing clichés. Pick up any reputable travel publication, online magazine or blog, and you’ll find they are littered with words which have become strongly aligned with travel writing that we have often forgotten their original meaning. Perched and Nestled have dominated the travel writing scene for so long that every time [...]

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