Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

So I focus on the water, watching algae hug the stacks of the entombed USS Arizona. Counting pink dancers – the delicate bob and bow of a thousand frangipani petals – cover the tragic scene in something beautiful . . .

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Longitude’s Best Travel Books of 2013: Headhunters On My Doorstep

With his usual ability to turn small details into entertaining anecdotes, Troost faces devious gold smugglers, starving sharks and the ghosts of old islanders. A bit more candid than in his previous South Pacific narratives (read: The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stone With Savages), the author returns to familiar settings in order to compare how they – and he – have changed over the decades.

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Longitude’s Best Travel Books of 2013, #1: Cuban Revelations

Fidel Castro’s mustache instantly attracted Michelle’s attention, but his oratory prowess and political passion piqued her interest soon after.

After reading about the Cuban leader, Michelle will visit his small but proud Caribbean country. And while she’ll travel with more knowledge than most, few books will help her accept those upcoming experiences better than this one.

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