A far cry from the ubiquitous strip malls with their lattes and cell phone stores, a visit to the countryside of the Gulf, Mediterranean, Europe and North Africa is like being let in on a secret: the undeniable beauty of life.
Beauty lies not only in the eye of the beholder, but in the imagination of the host, the hand of the cook and the heart of every craftsman who fuses beauty with hospitality. Here, it’s your private garden. Your sea. Your spa of sanity. Your friends. Your family. This is home. At least for a while.
This is the beauty of lands and people untouched by modernity and suspicion as seen through our 16 faces, each different, but overflowing with life.
Original published in ALO magazine by the Media Guy, that's me(!), Michael Lloyd