September 2008
2008 / September 2008
Sep 1, 2008

Switzerland, Best Exports

Victorinox’s Original Swiss Army Knife was created in 1897 and went on to become one of Switzerland’s most famous exports. Today, the knives are still crafted in Ibach, Switzerland, but the products themselves are much more complex. About 450 steps go into creating the three-and-a-half-inch SwissChamp, which has 33 traveler-friendly features, including a corkscrew, can opener, scissors and a ballpoint pen. $88. (http://www.swissarmy.com)

The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

2008 / September 2008
Sep 1, 2008

Botswana, Tennis

I’m not sure what this is. a confession? A shameless brag? A regret? Whatever it is, it is true: I was once an international tennis player.