Tag Archives: travel

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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The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst

The Pig Hotel is the perfect country retreat, hidden away in the New Forest in the village of Brockenhurst.  There are 29 elegant bedrooms in this very chic country house along with a ‘potting shed’ and ‘shepherds hut’, which have been turned into treatment rooms.  The shabby chic decor gives that perfect country feel and the

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Antigua from the road…

I love getting glimpses of the places I visit on the road, you get to see areas that you might not normally visit especially somewhere like the Caribbean.  A bus journey in Antigua gave me a new perspective of the island.  I love spotting the different coloured houses and stalls on the streets.  Seeing people sitting

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Welcome to Mexico….

Cancun as a holiday destination has the best of both worlds, partying and ultimate relaxation.  I recently spent three nights there and only sampled a small slice of what it has to offer.  Lets start with the nightlife, even if you are not into partying the night away you have to experience it just once

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