The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Book Review)

I came across S. A. Chakraborty's book The City of Brass after seeing a couple of reviews on it from other bloggers in the blogosphere. It had been a while since I'd read a fantasy novel, so I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly Chakraborty transported me to the new worlds she'd created. The story begins…

Where to Find Great Vegetarian Food in Florianópolis

Florianópolis is located in the south of Brazil. It has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists in recent years, both Brazilian and international. It also has a strong student population. Watersports, health and fitness are popular amongst the locals and the tourists, and in this context you can find an incredible range of health…

Fish & Chips in Barcelona

Fish & Chips in Barcelona

I'm more vegetarian than pescatarian these days, but I still occasionally eat fish. When we saw that a new "Fish & Chips" restaurant had opened up near us in Eixample, we figured we'd check it out. It's funny how a traditional British staple that consists of copious amounts of grease, chips and fish can translate into…

Patrice Lumumba: May Our People Triumph (Book Review)

Patrice Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Considered a dangerous threat to colonial and international interests, he was assassinated in 1961. The collection Patrice Lumumba: May Our People Triumph contains some of his speeches, interviews and letters. The second half is devoted…

Beloved by Toni Morrison (Audiobook & Book Review)

One of Toni Morrison's best known novels, Beloved is an immensely moving account of loss, longing, memory and identity. Set against the backdrop of post-Civil War America, the story centres on Sephe, who has escaped from a life of slavery, and her family. It tells of the legacy of slavery and the physical and psychological…

The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer (Book Review)

This short and accessible book by bioethics expert Peter Singer certainly gives the reader food for thought. Singer does not mince his words and is clear in his beliefs. The average person, he opines, can and should be playing a part in reducing extreme poverty around the world, and the rich have an even heavier…