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  • I was recently fortunate enough to join a trip to Thailand to experience a week-long itinerary packed with activities, starting in the capital city Bangkok, then on to the rural province of Kanchanaburi and...

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  • When you think tropical, what first springs to mind? Is it transparent emerald waters with sugar sanded beaches, elegantly fringed with palm trees? If so chances are it’s an Island in the Caribbean you’re...

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  • The unspoilt landscapes of Australia produce a wide variety of fresh and tempting produce. Since the country is so far away from anywhere else, with the exception of New Zealand, all produce is grown...

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The Terracotta Warriors: Piecing together the legacy of the first emperor of China

Peering down over the railing at the site of the well, I had to wonder what it must have been like to unearth one of the biggest archeological discoveries of our time. I remember the excitement of digging up old sherds of pottery in the garden when I was young and being adamant that I had made some great archeological …

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Top 10 spa hotels in the world

There is little more indulgent than holing up in a luxury hotel with a sublime spa for all your pampering needs. Tropical Sky uncover the world’s most blissful retreats designed to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate. 10. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris The scene: One of the largest spas in Paris, this glamorous beauty retreat is decked out …

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Bangkok, Kanchanarburi and Hua Hin in photos

I was recently fortunate enough to join a trip to Thailand to experience a week-long itinerary packed with activities, starting in the capital city Bangkok, then on to the rural province of Kanchanaburi and finally the beach region of Hua Hin. With so much to see and do, I would need to write a whole series of articles to do Thailand …

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A wedding in paradise – Mr & Mrs Dunford say ‘I do’ at the Maritim Hotel, Mauritius

When nurse, Jana met engineer, Nick at a Madness tribute concert sparks didn’t necessarily fly, however several years on these two love birds together with their close friends, family and 16 month old daughter sought after their ‘happily ever after’ on the exclusive island of Mauritius, at the beautiful 5* Maritim Hotel.   Where did you meet? Nick and I …

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Faraway foods: Bali

Bali, it conjures up images of dramatic greenery, rolling rice fields and volcanic vistas. One of Indonesia’s most popular islands, it’s no wonder so many of us in the West choose this landscape as our ultimate holiday destination. It’s not just luxury sun seekers though, Bali is just as popular with global backpackers and honeymooners. But what about the food? …

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5 do’s and don’ts for travelling in Thailand

Thailand is often called the “land of smiles” because of the country’s friendly people. Nevertheless, there are a few things you should avoid or the smile will freeze on the face of even the friendliest Thai. But first, we relish in some of the things you should do when frequenting Thailand. Do: 1. …Live it up at the Koh Phangan …

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A true taste of Thailand

Thai cuisine is made up of a truly fascinating blend of South East Asian culinary traditions, with a great focus on light dishes, characterised by complex ingredient lists and tempting aromas. Hot spices are regularly used to complement the fragrant qualities of the food, resulting in dishes which taste just as good as they smell. Like most other Asian cuisines, …

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