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Meandering in Malta – diary of a long weekend

Meandering in Malta – diary of a long weekend

Marcus & Emma Doo, our guest writers, great friends and long term residents of Malta put together a wonderful...

Jehan Numa – Gateway to the ‘Tiger State’

Jehan Numa – Gateway to the ‘Tiger State’

We’ve long been fortunate enough to know the Rashid family, owners of the Jehan Numa collection of lodges and hotels...

Laos low-down

Laos low-down

Our introduction to Laos gives an insight into a beleaguered people’s assimilation of modern life while trying to...

Atypically Italian in Rome

Atypically Italian in Rome

Our guest writers Jamie & Iza enjoy a weekend in Rome that’s a little out of the ordinary. Our...

Samode Safari Lodge – a fine heritage

Samode Safari Lodge – a fine heritage

If ever there is an argument for visiting a wildlife park and never leaving your hotel then Samode Safari Lodge has to...

Ancient & Modern – a hymn for Rouen

Ancient & Modern – a hymn for Rouen

The more common use of ‘Ancient & Modern’ is with reference to the Church of England hymnal songs for...

Hong Kong – fairground and finance full-on!

Hong Kong – fairground and finance full-on!

Although the transition from British to Chinese rule hasn’t been seamless, Hong Kong’s frenetic pace continues...

Saint-Valery-sleepy-sur-Somme

Saint-Valery-sleepy-sur-Somme

When William the Conqueror assembled his fleet at St.Valery before sailing to attack England in 1066 and Joan of Arc...

The Road to Mandalay – best by boat?

The Road to Mandalay – best by boat?

For all its political turmoil, Myanmar remains a tranquil destination of gentle people and Buddhist harmony –...

Because you’d expect it in Amsterdam!

Because you’d expect it in Amsterdam!

Don’t go hunting for something different in Amsterdam – embrace the stereotypes of sparkling diamonds and red...

Budapest – a tale of two cities

Budapest – a tale of two cities

It seems almost prophetic that the act of combining the two towns of Buda and Pest on November 17, 1873 also created...

The true spirit of France

The true spirit of France

The little known village of La Bastide d’Armagnac epitomises the genuine essence of France Draw a triangle with...

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