Hong Kong – Chun Yeung’s magical Street Market
May10

Hong Kong – Chun Yeung’s magical Street Market

Markets are always colourful places but we’ve become a little jaded by the repetitious nature of many – especially the more Western ‘Farmer’s Markets’ where quality often comes at a high price. Not so, with Chun Yeung Street Market in Hong Kong’s North Point – a short tram ride away from Causeway Bay. We’ve hopped on the North point tram and clattered our way for about twenty minutes from Causeway Bay to the North Point Road tram...

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Pack your trunk for Nellie!
Apr19

Pack your trunk for Nellie!

’The Nellie’ as it’s known by many of the locals, sits like a wedding cake in the heart of Cape Town’s historic and cultural centre; near the trendy areas of Kloof and Long Streets, nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The Mount Nelson experience starts at their entrance, through the Prince of Wales gates and continues to the hotel where you’ll be greeted with a sea of pink walls and welcoming staff. Once you settle into the...

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A haven from the hub-bub of Hong Kong
Apr12

A haven from the hub-bub of Hong Kong

In a city that powers through every 24hrs as if it was its last, Lanson Place offers a peaceful escape for the traveller who seeks some quality down-time but still wants to be part of the action. There’s no shortage of luxury accommodation in Hong Kong but there is a shortage of peace, quiet…and space. With space at such a premium on an island of finite size, it’s inevitable that hotels go higher but rooms don’t seem to get any...

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You would; at Rosewood
Mar29

You would; at Rosewood

London isn’t short of swanky, expensive and imposing hotels with presence – but Rosewood excels with – as its own publicity states –  ‘a sense of place’ This landmark Edwardian architectural leviathan reposes in splendour in High Holborn, very much a part of the establishment, yet with a youthful rebelliousness and edgy persona that makes it ideal for the avant garde traveller who doesn’t like to be outwardly ostentatious...

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Five Top Tips for a Tiger Tale
Mar22

Five Top Tips for a Tiger Tale

There’s nothing quite like the raw power and majesty of a tiger – and the experience is one never to be forgotten – but what’s the best way to go about seeing one? You’re a first time visitor to India, a wildlife enthusiast with limited time, or a returning and frustrated traveller yet to see a tiger… so what’s the way to stand the best chance of seeing tiger in the wild? The most popular parks (by virtue of...

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Art & About – Part 3. Three Dimensional Art
Mar08

Art & About – Part 3. Three Dimensional Art

A pictorial, three part, worldwide appreciation of outdoor visual treats. Part 3. 3D Art This final part of our three-part snapshot of outdoor art, deals with three-dimensional art that you’ll find in your travels around the world. We’ve excluded sculptures of famous people that are there to commemorate the lives of the great and good, as these are considered and commissioned pieces that simply mark the life of an...

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