San Francisco – run for the sunset

“This must be one of the coolest roads to ride in the world,” I think out loud as we enter the Big Sur region, northbound on Highway 1. This road runs along most of the Pacific coast of California, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the US. It is still early morning and we’re on our way from Santa Monica to San Francisco and I have difficulties resisting the photo opportunities that slow us down.
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CoolBrands featured in ABC Design Brazil

Flavia Mendonca, who writes for ABC Design in Brazil, approached us for an interview after we launched the Around the World in 80 Brands book! Cool article, in Portuguese!

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Flavia Mendonca appraoched us for an interview, following the launch of Around the World in 80 Brands in Brazil.
Here is the article she wrote and that was published this January in ABC Design, a Brazilian magazine.
The article is in Portuguese…

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Geneva

Geneva – Crossing the lake

From Vevey we are about to cross Lake Leman, to Geneva. Enjoying a boat trip offers a nice change when you mostly travel by car. At the CGN ticket booth, the next departure is listed for 1.22 pm. With only 11 minutes left, too tight a schedule for a coffee really, that is, if it’s on time! “Let’s wait,” I propose and before we know it, the boat arrives.
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Meeting Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi

Discovering The Ajman Palace – We rented a car at Dubai Airport and instead of driving into town, where the action is, we head up north towards Ajman, in search of a more authentic Emirates experience – a place where you wake up in the morning and immediately know you’re in the Middle East – not like most hotels in Dubai, which have the same interior design as hotels in Paris or New York. Continue reading