Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cuba: Alicia Alonso – A National Treasure

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35 years ago I was filming a travel program in Cuba when I had the opportunity to interview prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. In this … Continue reading

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Cuba: Memories of Havana & an Island Culture

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With Cuba in the news we look back 35 years to our first experiences of filming the island post revolution when it was caught … Continue reading

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Israel: The Tastes of Israel

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Israeli is a mosaic of customs, traditions and people. With a population drawn from over one hundred countries on five continents, Israeli cuisine can … Continue reading

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Barbados: Age of Discovery – Historical Influences

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In the Age of Discovery, tobacco was king and indentured servants from Britain were amongst the first to toil the fields of Barbados but … Continue reading

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Barbados: Goods & Chattels

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It’s antiquated language but can still be found in wills and division of property. In Barbados we learn the origin of the expression “all … Continue reading

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Jamaica: Port Royal, Pirates & Witches

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It’s the unknown Jamaica. More than beautiful beaches, the island has an intriguing history that includes Christopher Columbus, swashbuckling pirates, buccaneers and Horatio Nelson. … Continue reading

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Jamaica: In-Country Trek – A Farming Experience

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Chukka Cove in Jamaica has been a major equestrian centre in the Caribbean. We take a horse-riding trek into Country and visit the grand … Continue reading

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