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Fiction Map of the World- Jamaica

by Travelbag on 23 February 2015, 09:02AM Fiction Map of the World- Jamaica There is not much that can be said about Jamaica that has not been said before. Its icons are well-known all across the globe, as are its traditional styles of music, dance and food. In fact, for such a small island, Jamaica has somehow managed to become a place that everybody feels familiar with, even if they have not yet visited. If you belong in this category, it is time to take the plunge and experience this cultural playground for yourself.  Essential Holiday Reading The literary heritage of Jamaica is incredibly rich, perhaps more so than any of the other Caribbean islands. This could be because so many Jamaican immigrants took great journeys across the water in the sixties and seventies, seeking new lives in both Britain and America. As a result of this migration, Jama...
Fiction Map of the world- South Africa

Fiction Map of the world- South Africa

If you are interested in natural, geographical and social diversity, you need to get yourself over to South Africa. There is no place quite like it, there is certainly nowhere else on earth with a culture and history quite as rich and fascinating. In fact, there are wildlife parks here which span multiple ecosystems – the iSimangaliso Wetland Park spans five – so you can only imag...
by Travelbag on 23 February 2015, 09:02AM

Fiction Map of the World - Mauritius

Fiction Map of the World - Mauritius

The island of Mauritius is a wonderful place, one which offers almost every kind of traveller the chance to enjoy the trip of a lifetime. It is the kind of place whose very name conjures up images of golden sands, impeccably clear waters and classy seafood joints, all lit up and sparkling beneath a waning sun.  Essential Holiday Reading The staggering beauty of Mauritius has inspired coun...
by Travelbag on 04 December 2014, 10:12AM

Fiction Map of the World - The Maldives

Fiction Map of the World - The Maldives

A sunny getaway to the Maldives is for anybody who has ever dreamed about a picture postcard holiday, for anybody who cannot help but think that soft white sands and azure blue waters really are a slice of heaven. They say that you never forget your first Maldives trip, and it is easy to see why.  Essential Holiday Reading In light of its colonial past, you could be forgiven for thinking t...
by Travelbag on 06 November 2014, 09:11AM

Fiction Map of the World - Sri Lanka

Fiction Map of the World - Sri Lanka

Situated in the northern part of the Indian Ocean off the coast of southern India, Sri Lanka is an island with a deep cultural history as there has been documented civilisation for the past 3,000 years. Originally part of the ancient “Silk Road” or ancient trade route from Asia to Europe, Sri Lanka is an island paradise that really deserves to be visited and admired. Essential Holida...
by Travelbag on 30 October 2014, 10:10AM

Fiction Map of the World – Barbados

Fiction Map of the World – Barbados

This sublime tropical island is a part of the Caribbean archipelago despite being classified as an Atlantic island. Barbados has a rich colonial history that runs deeply throughout the island meaning that its history has significantly influenced works of writers who have based themselves elsewhere. Essential Holiday ReadingWhat is the perfect book for reading while the golden sands of the beach...
by Travelbag on 13 October 2014, 10:10AM

Fiction Map of the World – Tasmania

Fiction Map of the World – Tasmania

As we continue on our Fiction Map of the World tour, we land at our next destination, Tasmania. Tasmania offers up an abundance of options from national heritage sites steeped in history and geographical beauty, to books, films, music, and cuisine to satisfy even the most seasoned foodie. Notable Tasmanian BooksTasmania may be small when it comes to geography and population, but it has made its...
by Travelbag on 30 September 2014, 15:09PM

Fiction Map of the World – Australia

Fiction Map of the World – Australia

Today our fiction map series takes us Down Under to experience the vast delights of Australia. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading I'm going to recommend ‘The Harp in the South’ by New Zealand born Australian author Ruth Park. Set in the Sydney suburb of Murry Hills during a time in which it was a dangerous and lively slum area, it is a gritty and realistic depiction of life ...
by Travelbag on 25 September 2014, 13:09PM

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