Author Archives: Nicola Dunkinson

Exploring Hong Kong….

Hong Kong is a wonderful mixing pot of east meets west.  One minute you could be on a street full of swanky cocktail bars, the next you could find yourself wondering down a side street with markets full of fruit, vegetables and strange unrecognisable dried things!  I spent a few nights in Hong Kong with

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I Love Jersey…

I am currently in Jersey in the Channel Islands, for a very quick 17 hours!  While the weather back on the south coast of the UK seems to have reverted back to winter the sun is gloriously shining over here!  So to make the most of the lovely afternoon sun I have just been on

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New York – Upper vs Lower Manhattan

*Updated in January 2019* I love nothing more than visiting New York in the winter.  It’s a great city to visit in any season but there is something about it in the winter that is just so magical.  I love the Rockefeller Christmas tree, along with all the glitzy decorations and twinkley window displays that

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Bangkok Boutique….

The Shanghai Mansion in Bangkok’s Chinatown is a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of this chaotic but exciting city.  Welcomed by the friendly staff with a refreshing iced tea, the scene is set with vibrantly coloured lanterns hanging from the ceilings and ponds filled with colourful fish; creating an oriental feast for

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The Festival of Lights…

I was in Mauritius during Diwali, or the Festival of Lights as it is also known.  During the festival celebrations clay pots are filled with oil and burnt overnight in households symbolising the power of good over evil.  The first evening I was there I stumbled across a free open air dance performance, put on as

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