Switzerland’s St. Moritz has long revelled in its reputation as the premiere destination for royalty, celebrities, and the well-heeled to escape from the depressing cast of grey winters in other parts of the world for the elegant ambiance of alpine living.
Disability can happen to anyone at any time. Sometimes people have a chronic medical condition from childhood, or one that comes on in middle- or late-age. Others might have a disability due to an accident or illness.
Earlier this month, I spent 48 hours in Palm Springs. I was there for two reasons, first, I was craving a quick getaway to somewhere sunny to escape winter. Also because I’ve always wanted to drive around and look at the architecture that Palm Springs is famous for and I finally had a chance to do it!
The Malaysian neighborhood of Chow Kit stands as a defiant holdout against the tide of gentrification and modernization sweeping across Kuala Lumpur. Host to the nation’s largest wet market, endless corridors of crowded stalls invite shoppers in this labyrinth neighborhood to peruse local produce and wares with an energy and authentic provinciality evaporating everywhere else across the Malaysian capital.
With less and less affordable housing available, especially in larger cities, downsizing has become a necessity for anyone attached to city living. Beirut is one such city, leading to micro apartments growing in popularity. The Shoebox, which spans a mere 16m2 (approx.