Taiwan: Books

A Pail of Oysters Vern Sneider First published: New York Putnam (1953) Republished: Camphor Press (2016) Historical fiction, White Terror period Vern Sneider’s A Pail of Oysters is the most important English-language novel ever written about Taiwan. Yet despite critical acclaim, this exciting and controversial book was long unavailable to readers. Set against the political Continue Reading

Mexico: World Bank Profile

The Mexican economy performed better than expected during the first half of 2017, with annual GDP growth at 2.3 per cent. Conditions on financial markets have also improved as the peso appreciated with respect to the US dollar, following a significant depreciation earlier this year. Resilience to shocks, sensible monetary and fiscal policy responses, as Continue Reading

Mauritius: Not just a beach destination

Mauritius is more than just a beach destination, it hosts a plethora of water and adventure activities for all fitness and ability levels, which can be easily arranged through the resorts, or by visiting the main tourist hubs on the island. Domaine de Rambouillet (tourism-mauritius.mu) is the latest eco-park to open, offering quad biking, mountain Continue Reading

Czech Republic: Václav Havel Airport

Prague Airport is the biggest and most important international airport in the Czech Republic, handing almost 15 and a half million passengers in 2017. In the same year 69 air carriers operated flights from Prague Airport, connecting the Czech capital with 163 destinations all around the world, including New York, Montreal, Toronto, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Continue Reading