Part 2. Osaka, Kyoto & Nara – a spectrum of ancient and modern Japan
Jul06

Part 2. Osaka, Kyoto & Nara – a spectrum of ancient and modern Japan

In this second part of our tour of Honshu, Japan, we experience the extreme contrasts of sculpted modern architecture and rampant consumerism with simple aesthetics and spiritual reward. Travel with us to Osaka, Kyoto & Nara. In our first article we explored the lesser known west coast of Honshu. Now we head back to the southern side, to the cities of Osaka and Kyoto along with the ancient capital of Nara, as you can see on the...

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Part 1. Kanazawa and Culture – history alive in western Honshu, Japan
Jun20

Part 1. Kanazawa and Culture – history alive in western Honshu, Japan

In this first of a series about the main island of Honshu in Japan, we share with you our travels throughout this diverse island to bring you colour, culture, cuisine and history to entice you to explore this amazing country for yourself.  We’ll end our tour in Tokyo but before that show you highlights of travel through the Kanazawa region, Osaka, Kyoto & Nara, Hiroshima & Miyajima and the Himeji area, Hakone and...

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Arusha – Tanzania’s coffee gateway to the wild
Apr05

Arusha – Tanzania’s coffee gateway to the wild

On your way to or from your dream safari in Tanzania why not linger a while longer in Arusha where a couple of lodges we’ve found, in the middle of coffee plantations,  could really invigorate your trip? There’s a tendency when going on safari to head straight to the wildlife and miss out on some of the local life. Safari can also be exhausting and we think that a couple of nights either before or after your wildlife adventure can...

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Egypt – Colours of the Nile
Mar15

Egypt – Colours of the Nile

Egypt now moderates and controls the numbers of people and access to their rich heritage of historic sites – a much more civilised but still highly rewarding experience. You might not always appreciate that you’ve been limited in time or access to some of the richest historical resources on the planet but it engenders a much more dignified experience than the coach loads of ‘box-tickers’ of the past....

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Malawi – so much more than lions, lodges and a lake
May14

Malawi – so much more than lions, lodges and a lake

This self-proclaimed ‘warm heart of Africa’ is a gentle introduction to Africa and safari with plenty of opportunities for understated luxury relaxation in beautiful locations As our modern jetliner touches down in Blantyre, the second city of Malawi and taxis to the small terminal buildings with neatly tended garden in front, it’s easy to believe that you’re back in colonial Nyasaland, as Malawi was once called. The smiles and banter...

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