Picture of the month: Manaus, Brazil

Thanks to the 2014 World Cup, TV is full of programmes about Brazil.  While I’ve always wanted to go to Rio, I saw a travel feature about Manaus and now feel it’s another Brazilian city worth visiting.  Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas where the Amazon forest is located.  I had always thought the…

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Holidays with Sarah Von Bargen

One of Sarah’s most memorable trips was to the Amazon Forest. 1.    Tell us about the very first solo trip you remember taking. My first really big trip was to Steinheim, Germany when I was 18.  I was part of an exchange program and I stayed with the family of a lovely girl that my family…

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Going Places with Bola Atta

Photograph by aforero The Swiss Alps is one of the places where Bola Atta remembers first going on holiday. Going Places is a regular feature on this blog.  It is an interview-style feature where different personalities tell us about the highlights of their holidays.  Enjoy it.