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  • I didn’t know a thing about Malaysia until I touched down in Kuala Lumpur one night last July in the midst of a spectacular thunderstorm. I had hoped Malaysia would be unlike anywhere else...

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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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  • Thailand is a charming mix-up. It is a country of paradoxes, of oddly-shaped jigsaw pieces that shouldn’t fit together and yet somehow do, creating a picture of a place that seems at once real...

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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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Top 10 things to do in Malaysia

I didn’t know a thing about Malaysia until I touched down in Kuala Lumpur one night last July in the midst of a spectacular thunderstorm. I had hoped Malaysia would be unlike anywhere else I had ever been before and, incredibly, it was. A heady mixture of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultural influences, Malaysia is a jigsaw puzzle of beautiful …

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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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Top 10 things to do in Thailand

Thailand is a charming mix-up. It is a country of paradoxes, of oddly-shaped jigsaw pieces that shouldn’t fit together and yet somehow do, creating a picture of a place that seems at once real and imaginary. Bangkok’s reputation as the decadent playground of the East is tempered by its many shrines and holy sites. Its saffron-robed Buddhist monks pad barefoot …

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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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