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Fiction Map of the World- Argentina

by Travelbag on 23 February 2015, 17:02PM Fiction Map of the World- Argentina This South American hotspot is not to be missed.  Argentina is becoming a more and more popular for holiday jet setters offering humid jungles, glorious glaciers and striking landscapes. Our cultural exploration takes us to Argentina as we take a look at the people who creatively shaped this great country. Essential Holiday ReadingThere is perhaps no bigger author to represent Argentina’s rich literary history than Jorge Luis Borges. Argentina’s most acclaimed writer, whose works have become 20th century classics, created poems and short stories that provided new astounding perspectives of the modern world. To perfectly accompany your Argentine enlightenment check out ‘Ficciones’. The book is a collection of stories that allow you to enter the mind of Borges...
Fiction Map of the World- Jamaica

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...
by Travelbag on 23 February 2015, 09:02AM

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 – 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

Fiction Map of the World – Canada

Fiction Map of the World – Canada

Today’s article will focus on Canada. Being the second largest country in the world by land mass you’d expect it to provide plenty of inspiration for its creative inhabitants. Luckily for us it has! Essential Holiday Reading For holiday reading I’m going to suggest a book that inspired a generation and gave the 90s a couple of its favourite phrases, McJob and Generation X. Th...
by Travelbag on 27 August 2014, 14:08PM

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