Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

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Alex Robinson is an award-winning travel writer and photographer who has authored several books on Brazil and the Amazon. He is one of the leading writers in English on Brazil and has written for the New York Times, National Geographic, Wanderlust, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, the Independent on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveller, the Financial Times, Marie Claire and Departures magazine. Alex speaks fluent Portuguese, lived for four years in Brazil, and continues to divide his time between Brazil and the UK.

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Portugal’s dolmen churches

The Catholic Church's ability to assimilate the sacred traditions of other faiths into its own.

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The great philosophers – Averrões and Ibn Arabi

Alex Robinson introduces two of the medieval world’s greatest philosophers: Averrões and Ali Ibn Arabi.

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Vasco da Gama and the first trading ports

Vasco da Gama achieved what Columbus had failed to achieve – the establishment of a maritime passage to the Indian Ocean.

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