Month: January 2014

Jack’s Camp

Jack’s Camp

Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

At the beginning everything is amazement. Landing in a clayish desert and driving toward a line of tall and skinny palm trees. Sharing a long communal table at Mess Tent on a sunny afternoon for the first time. Looking up at your tent’s lilac canvas ceiling with geometrical shapes and feeling like a kid in a vintage carillon. Dark wood, matt military khaki green canvas, ripe-peach pink velvet, rust, brass and silver create a stylish romantic post-colonial atmosphere…

Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp

Selinda Reserve, Botswana

Zafara is set in a private reserve north of the country. A magic lagoon, Zibadianja, is the very centre of the camp’s life. Everyday, when you get back to the camp, you look forward to seeing this open expanse of water constantly changing its colour with the light at day and night. All guests have exclusive access to dreamlike equipment that includes Swarovski HD binoculars, a Canon 5D, 35-135 mm and 100-400 mm lenses…

EDITOR’S PICKS

EDITOR’S PICKS

by Laura Taccari

I have the gift of writing. Writing is my duty. I write about stories, clothes, hotel rooms, but also feelings, fabrics, breakfasts and dreams. I write about wonders. I love traveling and discovering new things, traveling and understanding ancient truths. I love waking up every morning and making bread, shortbread, crunchy granola or experimenting apple pies. I love the North, an impeccable hospitality and a room that I can feel mine for a night…

Mount Nelson Hotel

Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Back in 1890, it was built to match the style and elegance of the most exclusive hotels in London and welcome First class passengers from the Castle cruise lines. It was painted in a unique shade of pink to celebrate the end of the First World War. That pink became so popular in Europe that a “Mount Nelson pink” pantone…

Cairo

Cairo

by Eric Monkaba

After studying Arabic at the University of Damascus and a stint working with street children in Yemen, Eric Monkaba started Backpacker Concierge, a personalized travel consultancy specializing in responsible tourism in the Middle East…

STAFF PICKS

STAFF PICKS

by Luca De Santis

Luca loves traveling to discover wonders. He loves to give space to diversity. Luca loves to stay. He loves everything that becomes ritual and is handed down from father to son. (Luca, Meraviglia Paper Creative Director is also art director, photographer and video maker).

EDITOR’S PICKS

EDITOR’S PICKS

by Paola Corini

Paola loves the sun when it’s not too strong, the smell of herbs, the colour combination of Botswana’s Lilac-breasted Roller, freshly baked bread, mountain air, people who smile, words and summer fruit. Up to one year ago writing and traveling were the extraordinary, yet in 2013 she founded Meraviglia Paper together with Laura and became a self-assured Travel Editor. She keeps thinking that traveling in this world is extraordinary, magical, and essential.

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