Into the Jungle – Shinta Mani Wild – Cambodia


Into the Jungle – Shinta Mani Wild – Cambodia Among the many highlights of a visit to Cambodia in May was time spent in the Cardamon Mountains and a recently opened fantastic luxury jungle camp called Shinta Mani Wild. It…

Away from the big cities – exploring Japan


Away from the big cities – exploring Japan As well as enjoying all that we could of the big cities of Tokyo and Kyoto we were really keen to try some of the smaller centres too. Two weeks give you…

The snowiest village in the Alps – Warth (Austria)


Christmas is usually not as popular a skiing week as February half-term, New Year or an early Easter. This means that prices can be better value and the pistes significantly less busy – particularly around Christmas Day itself when most…

Bright lights – exploring the megacity of Tokyo


Where to do begin with a city like Tokyo – 38 million people, skyscrapers stretching as far as the eye can see and 160,000 restaurants. Coming into the city from Haneda Airport and crossing the Rainbow Bridge from Odaiba you…

Madeira – Pearl of the Atlantic


We were lucky to have a few spare days at the end of June and that chance to visit Madeira so it seemed to good an opportunity to miss. Are the flowers are beautiful as they say and is it…

Beyond Angkor Wat – Cambodia


The mighty temples of Angkor, with Angkor Wat being the best known, are among the most famous tourist attractions in Asia and quite rightly tend to dominate the minds of visitors to Cambodia. Much of the time a visit to…

Undercover Sydney


So what do you do on a long overdue return trip to Sydney, where you lived for a year in the 1980s and visited family on many occasions? When you know the view of the opera house so well, it…

Exploring the Spice Island – Grenada


Exploring the Spice Island – Grenada We were lucky enough to have a week at the Sandals La Source in Grenada and despite there being so much to do on site, including the wonderful diving, we couldn’t wait to get…

Puglia – a lazy summer in the heel of Italy


Having enjoyed the Gargano delights we headed south to the Ionian coast south of Bari and the small resort of Torre Canne, set on the ancient Via Appia. What were we looking for in a Puglian beach holiday? Basically a…

Turning on the Christmas Lights in Putney


It was a very festive afternoon and evening in Putney last Friday (30th November) for the turning on of the Christmas Lights – it was good to meet so many old & new friends. We talked holidays around the globe…

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