Author Archives: Rupert Parker

Romulo Café, London

18/02/2019 by .

Food from the Philippines is relatively unknown in the UK and there are just a handful of restaurants in London.

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Lilu Light Festival, Lucerne

01/02/2019 by .

It’s like a 60’s time warp – I’m inside one of the largest and lavish churches of the German late renaissance, staring up to the heavens and my ears are being assaulted by a deafening sound system echoing around the vaults.

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Introduction to Haiti

29/01/2019 by .

I’m in Dajabon in the Dominican Republic about to cross the border into Haiti. I honestly don’t know what to expect since the news from the country is always universally bad.

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Baroque and Roll in Valletta, Malta

17/01/2019 by .

In recent years, Valletta, once a British garrison town, has been cleverly changing its image. Malta has long been a popular package tour destination, perfect for Brits who want sunshine where everyone speaks English and where they serve up meat and two veg.

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Kentucky, the Bluegrass State

08/01/2019 by .

Bourbon, bluegrass and horse racing, plus the home of a sporting legend, are some of the many reasons to visit Kentucky. Even though it’s known as the “front porch” to the South, its pretty white clapboard towns seem more attached to the north, nestling in undulating green pasture, and the state was officially neutral during the civil war.

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22nd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

18/12/2018 by .

It’s an audience like no other. The musicians are surrounded by children in wheelchairs. They all have some kind of mental handicap but really do seem to be enjoying the music, some of them joining in.

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