When the Panama Canal opened one hundred years ago, global trade was instantly revolutionised. The 77km international waterway instantly saved ships 13,000kms from a journey around the southern tip of South America (Cape Horn) by providing simple passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Spain's economy has had a marvellous year, against all the odds! Now it's property market is bouncing from the bottom and is set to rise exponentially, largely on the back of increasing foreign investment.
Up until around 15 years ago, hippy backpackers were the only tourist visitors to Mexico aware of the charms of Tulum, one of the best-preserved Mayan sites, steeped in ancient history and set amidst an incredible Caribbean landscape.