Blog Posts from June, 2014


The Land of Serendipity

June 26th, 2014

To many, Sri Lankas’ old name of Ceylon conjures up exotic islands, tea and linen suits. Sri Lanka over the past few years has invested in its infrastructure to make a visit more comfortable, but does not detract away from the culture and the pure majesty of its even older name, Serendip derived from the

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Song Saa Island

June 25th, 2014

In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. They are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. Forget the Maldives, this is the really place to be…Song Saa Island  Cambodia.  This first private island in Cambodia has it all.  In pure Maldivian style it has rustic over

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Honeymoon Insider’s Secret

June 24th, 2014

There are many romantic places in the world and if planning your honeymoon the choice is vast, do you go for a beach stay, do you choose a beach on an island retreat or coastal area, what about a mountain retreat or a rainforest stay, oh but there are overwater villas in the Indian Ocean

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Maldives Paradise On Earth

June 23rd, 2014

As we descended into Male Airport I could not help but start thinking just how beautiful the Maldives must be. Through the gaps in the clouds I could see tiny islands surrounded by turquoise water and white sand. The first thing you notice when you arrive is the smell of the sea. This is a

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Mauritius Catamaran Cruise

June 22nd, 2014

On each trip to the wonderful island of Mauritius there is one must on my list of things to do, a catamaran cruise. I prefer the ones that stay inside the reef; I find it a much calmer experience. Relax on board with a cocktail or two (ok maybe three), and cruise along the stunning

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My Arabian Adventure

June 22nd, 2014

I couldn’t imagine a better start to my Arabian adventure than my flight with Oman Air, excellent service and food and very comfortable, if the rest of the trip lived up to the journey there I knew I would be in for a good time. Despite the early arrival, the outside temperature was 35C and

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My California Road Trip

June 21st, 2014

I recently travelled to Newport Beach, California,  Reno, Nevada ,  Lake Tahoe on the border of Nevada and California,  and San Francisco. I was fortunate enough to fly to Orange County John Wayne Airport (which is only 1 hour and 10 minutes south of Los Angeles. The reason why I said I was fortunate enough

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Exploring Malaysia

June 20th, 2014

Malaysia really is a fascinating country for me. It offers virtually everything for everyone.  Steeped in history and culture, everyone  will find something to tempt them, guaranteed.  My journey began in Kuala Lumpur – from a distance it looks like a Space Age City covered in towering building dwarfed the by famous Petronas Towers but

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Kerala, impromptu elephant festival

My India

June 19th, 2014

India can’t be instantly appreciated, nor can she be rushed. She will reveal herself in her own time, she will move at her own pace. You can’t demand from her nor hurry her along. India is magical, baffling, confusing and unfathomable and frustrating. She is captivating and beguiling, fascinating, awe inspiring but most of all,

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Cape Town

June 18th, 2014

Cape Town was my home for 12 years. Every time I return I make sure I get a window seat on the right hand side as 9 times out of 10 the plane lands towards the South giving you a fantastic view of  Table Mountain as you descend. It’s not only me who feels at

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