No place like home- Johannesburg

Our Christmas break was a short one so we decided it was the perfect opportunity to rediscover our backyard and have a mini staycation. We spent a couple of days at the Four Seasons in Westcliff and we certainly got some much need rest and relaxation.

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Oribi Gorge- Port Shepstone

“Ah, but your land is beautiful,” and it’s not just Alan Paton who thinks so (even Rough Guidesreaders think that South Africa is beautiful). We were reminded of this when we visited Oribi Gorge a few months ago- beautiful views everywhere you turn. We stayed at the Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa. The entire […]

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Bella Italia!

When you think of Italy, there are many things that come to mind, tasty pizza, endless gelato and amazing architecture. I was glad that my trip was at the end of the tourist season, I really couldn’t imagine trying to view all the sites whilst fighting off fellow tourists. That is no kind of holiday!

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Vietnam Series- Part 3 Final

We heard a lot about Hoi An and weren’t disappointed. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Royal Hoi An- MGallery, part of the Sofitel Hotel Group.

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Vietnam Series- Part 2

We last left off in Hanoi. After spending a few days in the city, we were picked up by our tour guide for our Halong Bay Cruise.

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Vietnam Series- Part 1

Hanoi was our first entry into Vietnam and yes the city can be chaotic but our warm reception at the hotel and smooth check-in made sure we settled quite quickly, after an almost 24 hour journey. Generally we choose well known hotel groups but have recently decided to explore boutique hotels and were definitely not […]

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Scotland for the weekend

I was in London on business and decided to make the most of this trip. I was looking to do a quick trip to one of the neighbouring countries on the Continent and one that didn’t require an additional visa. The two natural choices were Scotland and Ireland and I decided that I wanted to see a ‘Hairy Heiland Coo” more than kiss the Blarney Stone.

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