CONTRIBUTORS

SHARON FEINSTEIN is a London-based writer-journalist who has interviewed global stars such as Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio over three decades. Her abiding passion is writing about the mysteries of travel – Venice in autumn, Berlin’s spring, Greece’s baking summer. Sharon has also written an acclaimed newspaper series of interviews with surrogate mothers and lottery winners. … Continued

Anyone for Venice?

When Venice’s only female gondolier, Alex Hai, rows through the meandering canals, she says she feels the buildings are moving away to give her space, everything is fluid and magic can happen at any moment. After 30 years of being on the water in her sleek black gondola, she describes Venice as divided between boat … Continued

Rome with a view

The allure of Rome has cast a spell through the ages for its narrow streets, church domes, plundered treasures, and golden light. I was mesmerised, magically restored. My hotel of choice is the grand neo-Renaissance Regina Baglioni on the tree-lined Via Veneto, the glorious main drag of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. It has that special … Continued

Cape Expectations

Cape Town’s natural setting never stops changing and making its impact on mesmerised visitors as clouds sweep down the granite face of Table Mountain, Atlantic breakers crash on to soft beaches and the blazing African sun ignites towering palms and vivid hibiscus. Cape Town has soul. Africa’s most passionately creative city has become a playground … Continued