Category: Beyond Africa

Phang Nga Bay & Koh Panyee - Golden Guns & Floating Villages

Phang Nga Bay & Koh Panyee One of the things that I just had to do when visiting Phuket was go on a day trip to Phang Nga Bay . Deciding on the best way to do it was a more difficult decision.  After mulling over umpteen brochures and websites offering the James Bond Island tour […]

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Family fun at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island Review Often referred to as the Playground of the Emirates, the vibrant Yas Island is a man-made destination island that is home to some of Abu Dhabi’s most exciting family-friendly attractions. Ferrari World, which boasts the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Yas Marina F1 Circuit where the Abu Dhabi Grand […]

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Strolling through the old town of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was the first port of call on our Mediterranean cruise  . I must confess that I didn't know much about it a month before I went there- other than that it was a picturesque city with orange roofs that I'd love to visit someday - and the location of many Game Of Thrones scenes. […]

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8 Best Things To Do in Lafayette, Colorado

The Best Things To Do in Lafayette, Colorado Lafayette is a small town in Colorado, north of Denver and east of Boulder and the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1888 by Mary E. Miller, one of the first residents in the area. She named it Lafayette after her late husband. Today, there are over […]

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8 Best Things To Do in Silverthorne

Here are the 8 best Things To Do in Silverthorne Silverthorne is a beautiful town in Colorado, often referred to as the “Gateway to Summit County". Nestled in a valley, and surrounded by forest on two sides, it has breathtaking mountain, valley, and lake views. It's a great vacation destination for anyone who wants easy but […]

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Top 10 Things To Do In Beijing

Beijing is a fascinating city. There are many things to do in Beijing , including historical attractions and experiences. Here are my top ten things to do in Beijing 1.  The Great Wall Of China This may sound clichéd but this is the No. 1 thing to do in Beijing – even though The Great […]

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A short visit to Ciudad Del Este in Paraguay

A short visit to Ciudad Del Este in Paraguay When researching things to do in Foz Do Iguacu, I discovered that visiting Ciudad Del Este , the second largest city in Paraguay, was a popular option. Visiting another country, even for a short while, was something I couldn't resist, even though we didn't have much time. The […]

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6 Unique Family-Friendly Bangkok Attractions

Family-Friendly Bangkok Attractions to visit “Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais.” Bernard Kalb ⁣⁣ Bangkok, also known as the City of Angels, is the bustling, vibrant capital of Thailand. It is known for its golden […]

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Atlantis The Palm - Aquaventure & Bread Street Kitchen

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 […]

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The Spectacular Iguazu Falls Argentina experience

The Iguazu Falls 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 […]

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Lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

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 […]

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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 […]

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Chasing waterfalls at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Review 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 […]

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7 Unique Things to Do in San Francisco

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 […]

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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 […]

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