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The 21 Best Hotels in the World

The 21 Best Hotels in the World

…..this is a list of the top 21 hotels my wife and I have stayed in so far.  Although we are not ones to linger long in any hotel, it’s still one of the factors that makes or breaks a holiday.   From rustic log cabins to super-opulent 5-star resorts, crumbling colonial-era relics to gleaming […]

10 Reasons to Visit…..the Philippines!

10 Reasons to Visit…..the Philippines!

I absolutely adore the Philippines.  It has so much to offer.  Beautiful beaches, world-class diving, incredible landscapes, volcanos, rivers, lakes and great trekking, rich culture….and that little touch of Spanish influence that makes the people dance, sing, and among the friendliest in Asia.  Add to that the fact that it is still very much off-the-beaten-track […]

Colombia Day 5 – Cartagena

Colombia Day 5 – Cartagena

I awoke to the sound of bicycle bells, horses clip-clopping down the narrow streets, the shouts and whistles of street vendors and the general commotion of the Old City coming to life, which meant I had to come to life as well. I didn’t mind – I didn’t want to waste time in bed in […]

Ecuador Day 9 – Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Day 9 – Galapagos Islands

A rough night, the boat rocking and rolling in the swells, smashed from sadistic wave to sadistic wave as though it were a tiny piece of driftwood. The boat lurched and groaned almost as much as I did, through a long 11 rollercoaster hours. At times the boat seemed to take off and fly for […]

Venezuela Day 10 – Into Merida proper

Venezuela Day 10 – Into Merida proper

I hadn’t had such a good sleep for a long time, and as I slowly came around I didn’t feel like ever letting my mind escape from the comforting, tranquil haze of a sleep in the lush valleys with its voluptuous fields, the endless trickling of the stream is a sound I would have anyday […]

Syria Day 5 – Palmyra

Syria Day 5 – Palmyra

Woke at 7 shivering even though I’d slept fully clothed (the radiator in the room was simply used for decorative purposes)and showered – hot water, surprisingly. Had breakfast of bread, butter, jam, olives, eggs and a pot of tea and at 8am set off in my hired taxi to the ancient capital of Palmyra. My […]

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