Category: Beyond Africa

Atlantis The Palm - Aquaventure & Bread Street Kitchen

We were on the upper level of Neptune Tower, a Mayan-temple styled tower housing a multitude of thrilling rides. Hearts thumping, we sat in double tubes and plunged down the long, winding water slide. Before we knew it, we were surrounded by sharks, stingrays and other marine life. Fortunately, they were enclosed within the transparent […]

A magical evening in the Abu Dhabi desert

When in the United Arab Emirates, a desert safari is something that must be experienced. We did it when we visited Dubai for the first time in 2006 and it was a blast. On this trip, we wanted our children to experience it too. As we were based mainly in Abu Dhabi, we decided to […]

Iguazu Falls – The Argentina experience

“Let your soul be sated with the unique beauty of this landscape, that although you search the world through your travels, you will never find anything like it. “Extract from poem by Alfonso Ricciutto (translated) Unlike most other waterfalls which have only one or two cataracts, the Iguazu Falls (also spelt Iguacu Falls and Iguassu […]

5 Things to do in Foz Do Iguacu

Things to do in Foz Do Iguacu While doing research on Brazil and Argentina, the Iguacu Falls (also spelt Iguazu Falls and Iguassu Falls) seemed to come up all the time. After reading about it and seeing some photos, I decided that I had to include it in our itinerary too. Now that we have […]

Lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

One of the best breakfasts I've ever had on my travels was at the Shangri La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That is why, when the opportunity arose to have lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi during my visit to the UAE, I didn't hesitate to take it. This […]

Riding the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World

A few years ago, an acquaintance and I were talking about our travels. She had been telling me about her visit to Ferrari World. I mentioned that I hadn’t been there. Knowing that I had travelled a fair amount, she exclaimed, rather shocked, “You haven’t been to Ferrari World?”. Since then, it had been on […]

The Royal Rose Hotel – French Splendour in Abu Dhabi

Royal Rose Hotel Review I love staying in hotels but there are times when one gets bored of the same vanilla styling. That’s where the five-star Royal Rose Hotel comes in. Boasting 19 floors and 355 rooms, this opulent hotel is designed in European Baroque style. The meticulously sculpted regal outer façade is coupled with […]

Chasing waterfalls at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Nature is powerful, awe-striking…and humbling. Coming face-to-face with the Iguassu Falls is certain to make one realise the extent of nature’s prowess. Unlike any other waterfall on earth, the Iguassu Falls are one of the most magnificent natural sights that I’ve ever seen. The breath-taking series of 275 cascading waterfalls span almost 3 kilometres along the […]

Seven Things to Do in San Francisco

San Francisco is the commercial, financial, and cultural heart of Northern California. There are dozens of neighbourhoods in San Francisco, each one with its own personality. Here are seven things to do in San Francisco . 1. Walk Along the Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most picturesque bridges in the world […]

V Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City - an ultra-cool hotel in Dubai

V Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City Review Although we only stayed at the V Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City for one night, it certainly made a lasting impression on us. From the moment we first entered the hotel, we could feel the pulsating energy there. The first words that came to mind were fun, energetic and […]

5 Amazing London Experiences (Besides Sightseeing)

5 Amazing London Experiences (Besides Sightseeing) Traveling to London can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. It’s one of the prettiest and most impressive cities on the planet, and it’s absolutely packed with noteworthy history and architecture. In fact, there’s so much to see that sightseeing ultimately dominates a lot of […]

Six unique things to do in Abu Dhabi

Read my latest article on "A Luxury Travel Blog" Six unique things to do in Abu Dhabi  

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