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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 – 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 – New Zealand

Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand

This week we’re exploring New Zealand, one of the last major landmasses on the planet to be populated and home to the most southerly capital city, Wellington. With its distinctive Maori culture recognisable throughout its artistic history it has a fascinating catalogue of work to enjoy. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading in New Zealand I'm going to recommend The Bone People by K...
by Travelbag on 16 September 2014, 08:09AM



Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

When you think of Cuba your mind shoots to cigars, Castro and communism, but the second largest island in the Caribbean also has a deep literary, cinematic and musical history for us to explore. Essential Holiday Reading For holiday reading I’m going to recommend a book commonly held as the classic Cuban novel: Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde (sometimes published in English un...
by Travelbag on 09 September 2014, 13:09PM



Fiction Map of the World – Mexico

Fiction Map of the World – Mexico

Today sees us explore the artistic talents from the fascinating and colourful Mexico. From ancient civilisations, revolution to the modern day, Mexico has a rich history which is reflected in the work of its highly original artists. Essential Holiday Reading In between seeing all the amazing sights in Mexico you might find time to read. I’d go with Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, a short nov...
by Travelbag on 29 August 2014, 12:08PM



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