(Deutsch) ...zum Beispiel, wenn einem eigentlich gar nichts passiert ist.
Indonesia, land of the 17,500 islands. One of them is Pulau Pef, a small, exotic and nearly un-touched paradise in the middle of nowhere. Against all odds, Maya Hadorn managed to build up a successful diving resort here, out of all places. Learn more about the unlikely story of an inspir-ing woman.
The annual analysis for 2018 provides an overview of current and emerging points of conflict and offers an assessment of their development. This issue focuses on the Middle East with its rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, who both seek to control the region. Tensions are expected in Europe as well, however: Poland is rubbing its citizens and the EU up the wrong way with its policies. A look at Latin America shows that the coming months will be decisive for Brazil: elections will take place this year, all while investigations into the Petrobras scandal continue and some regions struggle with growing financial concerns. The annual analysis cannot claim to be comprehensive. Rather, it is intended to provide assistance to Soliswiss members, travelers and Swiss citizens abroad as well as highlight developments.
Travel can also have drawbacks. Abducted abroad, wrongful detention, extortion or even terror attacks – every day travelers all around the world can be confronted with such situations. Who is leaving for Central or South America, Asia or North Africa gets explicitly warned of these threats. But the number of global terrorist and criminal activity is increasing also in Europe and North America. I, myself, have started trips with an unpleasant feeling in my stomach. I was asking myself: “Can I get any protection against these risks?” Yes, of course – that´s the response of Liam Morrissey, Founder and CEO of MS Risk, a global security management corporation. For protection, you need Plan b, a professional crisis intervention on your travels. In the interview the former Canadian officer Liam explains how Plan b works and gives some practical advice on how you should behave in case of an emergency. And the best thing is: You can benefit from Plan b! As the exclusive Swiss partner of MS Risk, Soliswiss offers Plan b to all its members included in the membership fee of only 60chf.
Marie-Louise Haddad lebt nach wie vor im syrischen Damaskus. Letzten Sommer war die Schweizerin zu Besuch in der Schweiz und erzählte im bewegenden Interview von ihrem Alltag in der beschossenen Stadt. Hier meldet sie sich wieder zu Wort und gibt Einblick in die Situation in Syrien.