n.51 January/February 2014

Fighting the new buccaneers is difficult, taking them to trial, a nightmare

With the water gone, boats float on a sea of sand

Cuban sugar


They call them ‘drunk boats’. You leave sober and drain the bar of the last duty free paradise

The river, Europe’s ‘aorta’, crosses ten countries and both separates and unites East and West

GPS technology has condemned the lighthouse, and the lighthouse keeper, to extinction

The sea's bounty includes wheat, meat and even Aussie beer

Rigid sails collect solar energy while hulls catch the wind and kites tow container ships: the sea will never be the same

“A song is worth ten men”, a seafaring saying goes. Sailors, castaways, pirates and kings swinging with the Beach Boys 

Raiders on the high seas between cinema and reality. Captain Jack Sparrow versus Afweyne, the Somali pirate king

Chi vive in mare non può prescindere dal rispettarne le regole e condividerne i segreti. Belli o brutti che siano. Il mare può essere il simbolo di una grande avventura, il punto di riferimento per sogni e desideri che la terraferma non può permettersi di esaudire, ma è anche pericolo, incertezza, ignoto, violenza e illegalità. e solo chi è in grado di tollerare vizi e virtù del mare lo ama davvero.

Street food and sidewalk dining now influence mainline cuisine

A floating football field built by a bunch of kids becomes aworldwide sensation

An exodus of the historic Christian minority puts the country’s economy at risk

For today’s Westerners, ‘Islamic humour’ seems almost an oxymoron – but have you heard the one about crying over a kabob?

Mourad, the official photographer Hosni Mubarak and Mohamed Morsi, also writes successful thrillers…

The Syrian crisis is spilling into Lebanon, where pro-rebel Sunnis and pro-Assad Alawites face off in country’s second largest city

The fragile truce between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh weakens