A taste of old Rangoon
Nov14

A taste of old Rangoon

Hidden away in corners of Yangon, Myanmar, are memories of the often unwelcome presence of occupying nations. Nevertheless they offer stylish refuges from the modern bustle and clutter of this busy city. Yangon like so many Asian cities is growing faster than it can accommodate in terms of cleanliness, clutter and noise. It’s not one of the most attractive cities we’ve been to, being an amalgam of pagodas, power-lines and pollution...

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Sophisticated Swiss
Oct17

Sophisticated Swiss

It’s not often that at the end of extended travel abroad we look forward to the flight home – but with Swiss Business all that has changed. We still marvel that we can fly in aluminium tubes on razor wings at impossible heights above cotton wool clouds and disparate nations; but have come to despise the misery of pared back service and condensed seating for those who have little choice but to ram themselves into inadequate spaces and...

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Making the most of the Mara – Part 2 – Where to stay?
Sep19

Making the most of the Mara – Part 2 – Where to stay?

In this, the second part of our Masai Mara review, we share with you some of the choices of accommodation that can make or mar(a) your stay in this fantastic Kenyan wildlife reserve. Unlike Tanzania (that has high government taxes, which virtually double the cost of accommodation) it’s possible to stay within the Mara at anything from outlandishly opulent to relatively budget conscious throughout the park. The options are too...

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Making the most of the Mara – Part 1 – When & How to travel?
Sep05

Making the most of the Mara – Part 1 – When & How to travel?

As one of the most extensive and well stocked parks in Kenya, it’s not surprising that the Masai Mara is a focal point for tourists. Important, therefore, to plan carefully to avoid disappointment. In this, the first part of our Masai Mara review we share with you our opinion on the choices of timing and methods of travel to this fantastic location. Inevitably, the most well stocked and iconic wildlife parks will always be the...

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Just a drop in the ocean!
Jul25

Just a drop in the ocean!

Not just saving the planet but saving ourselves – how our hunt for ‘reef safe’ sun screen for our Maldives trip expanded our knowledge of safe travel products. We’re ever conscious that travel alone causes its fair share of damage to the environment – but what about the damage we do to ourselves and those around us in the process? Everyday personal convenience often takes priority over everyday personal care. Awareness of what we’re...

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From Coolies to Coulis in Taipa
Jul11

From Coolies to Coulis in Taipa

Start with robust Portuguese ingredients, add essence of the Mediterranean and a sprinkling of Chinese flavouring; top it off with a finishing flourish and what do you have? Antonio’s. Walk the streets of old Taipa Village, located in the oldest and best preserved area of Taipa, Macao and you’re immediately aware of a thread of history that spans from the poorest labourers to wealthy merchants. Formerly home to local fishermen, Taipa...

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