Created by Daniel Wakefield Pasley and Emiliano Granado, Manual for Speed is definetely one of the best sites to see the backstage of professional cycling. With the support of Castelli, renowned brand of cycling clothing, the site shows the path followed by cyclists and teams to achieve the most elemental purpose of the sport: Speed. "Support staff, management, individual racers and the team collectively are dedicated to its pursuit. Training, nutrition, physiology, psychology, and strategy combine to realize it. Speed is the bottom line, the ultimate goal". Presenting an extensive photo coverage of the main international competitions, Manual for Speed also shows cyclist profiles, development teams and the world of cyclocross. With the new season starting, visit the site and see reports about Tour Down Under and Dubai Tour.
I always had been fascinated by the Middle East, by its architecture, gastronomy and cultural diversity. The Brownbook magazine, founded in 2006 in Dubai, is my guide for this area of the globe for a long time. Aiming to demystify the common places about the region, Brownbook seeks "people, places and narratives for Tehran to Casablanca", showing the "real style of life and tell stories that otherwise remain unheard". Published six times a year and presenting design, architecture, travel and urban tendencies of the arab world, the magazine is without doubt one of the best publications in the market. In number 37, the relations between the Middle East and China, the modern Silk Route, are the main subject.