A growing number of people are upping sticks without giving up their career. Amy Molloy, who has roamed across South America, explains how it is done
Hyeonseo Lee defected from North Korea in 1997 and is now determined to tell the world about the brutality of the regime
The astonishing, not to say extremely disturbing, facts of Hyeonseo Lee’s past have somehow failed to leave their mark on her tiny, physical presence. Here she is now — with a polite, opaque smile on her face — standing sturdily in chunky shoes on the 17th floor of The Times building, staring down over London.
Long-haul travel with kids is madness. That, at least, is the verdict of most parents. Cornwall is popular for a reason: it is near. Singapore, at almost 7,000 miles from the UK, is perhaps one of the last places most young families would consider spending a week’s holiday. But with friends who live there insisting it was a perfect family holiday destination, I set off with my five-year-old and a spirit of defiance.
As we head into winter’s gloom, it’s natural to dream of blue skies and warm seas — and, happily, this is the perfect time of year for holidaying in the Caribbean. It avoids JJASON — that’s a helpful mnemonic for remembering the months from June to November, when hurricanes are a feature of the area. There are none of those worries from December on, with mostly sunny days and temperatures that reach 25C in Florida and even higher in the Caribbean. There can still be heavy, thundery afternoon showers, though.