Planting now could yield a gorgeous Flamboyant red flood tomorrow

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2014


In Haiti, the passionate red of Flamboyant tree flowers in Haiti is not quite like …

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Why Flamboyant tree-viewing picnics could be a ‘green’ tool for Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on May 12, 2014


As Rebecca Giggs explains in her beautiful piece on Sakura, “gazing into the throats of …

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Imagine a new Caribbean tradition of Flamboyant tree viewing picnics

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2014


This lyrical piece on Sakura, Japan’s short, intensely beautiful spring season of cherry-tree flowering, the…

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Bhutan balances mindfulness with modernization. Guess which one’s winning

by Rashmee

Posted on May 2, 2014


The Taj Tashi in Thimphu, Bhutan, is probably one of the most beautiful hotels …

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Jacmel: Pearl of the Caribbean. Precious stone set in the brilliant sea

by Rashmee

Posted on April 29, 2014


It’s been almost exactly a month since Jacmel in southern Haiti formally applied to become …

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Gyroville: Fast food that’s seriously good and probably not bad for you

by Rashmee

Posted on April 21, 2014


Gyroville is an idea that’s worth taking beyond south Florida and on to the wider …

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Sonoma city: Everyman’s favourite because it’s emphatically not Napa

by Rashmee

Posted on February 10, 2014


Five months ago, Sonoma city found its way into the top 10 friendliest cities in …

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Port au Prince: The city liveability index probably just won’t work here

by Rashmee

Posted on January 31, 2014


Everyone always tells me about Port au Prince’s liveability “back then”, before the earthquake…

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Which passport is best visa for the planet? Finn, UK? Clue, it’s not American

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2013


“Citizenship planning” appears to be a expensive and much sought-after service, but I didn’t realize …

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Dineshare? The artistic business of feeding strangers in faraway lands

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2013


When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul, said Max Beerbohm. I’m not …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK