Preparing for a journey of a lifetime

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Despite it being in the middle of our English summer time our suitcases are packed with snow parkas, walking boots, thermal underwear, hiking poles and warm fleecy jackets We are about to Adventure in Canada sailing aboard Ocean Endeavour as she sails across the northern part of Canada. Our Destination is Canada, the airline is […]

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The Perfect Hotel for Wine Lovers in Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Paul a lawyer approaching retirement, and Jolanta a teacher working in a bank decided to quit the rat race and build a new life together. In 2010 they started renovating two tumble down wineries in a privileged location in Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy and created Les Deux Chevres a delightful hotel whose creature comforts we can attest to. […]

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Street Food & Pad Thai

Friday, April 8th, 2016

We love street food and being in Bangkok you are spoiled for choice A favourite staple of Thai cuisine is Pad Thai and you can find examples being cooked on almost any street all over Bangkok Our favourtite was to be found at Thip Samai (313 Thanon Mahachai, Phra Nakorn) served from an unassuming storefront […]

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Meet Mac the Butler

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

There is something very special about being waited on hand and foot and I have to say I love it. Good hotel butlers have it just right. Always there when needed but never in the way so as to feel your privacy is being compromised. Some butlers go the extra mile and deserve to get […]

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Flower Markets

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Part of the Old City, Bangkok Flower market, known locally as Pak Klong Talad is the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. It is located on Chak Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge. It lies just south of Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and has access to […]

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Temples, Buddhas & Selfie Sticks

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Perhaps it us me, or maybe it was the weather and the fact that I was suffering from not having drunk enough water in the days just past, but the temples of Bangkok left me rather cold. It has to be said, we travelled there over a period that coincided with Chinese New Year and […]

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The Oriental Spa at The Siam Hotel

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

We believe that when you seek bliss, utter joy and contentment nothing quite fills the bill as well as a very good spa treatment. The staff at the Oriental Spa at The Siam Hotel believe in using nature’s beauty and intelligence to awaken your bliss, in turn nurturing your mind, body and spirit. To this […]

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The Siam

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The oh so swelligant, Siam hotel close by the Krung Thon Bridge in historic Dusit district looks as if it has dominated the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River for decades yet this tres tres chic boutique hotel is in fact just five years old Vintage posters, Thai antiquities, marine antiques gramophones and travel paraphernalia […]

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Bangkok, Thailand’s Capital

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The sprawling metropolis of Bangkok is known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Yet we found it to be a city of contrasts with action at every turn. We never get bored watching yachts and boats and here the ever interesting boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds a network of canals that are home […]

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Aziamendi is Another Eneko Atxa World Class Gastronomic Experience

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Eneko Atxa, famed for his outstanding restaurant Azurmendi in Spain (rated number 26 in the world) created the signature restaurant at the Iniala Beach Resort. In Aziamendi, Eneko has blended his acclaimed Basque Country technique with the best of Thai and global ingredients and has produced a culinary experience that is simply unmatched by anywhere […]

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