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RAAS Chhatrasagar, India

After spending the first part of my Rajasthan stay in the beautiful RAAS Jodhpur. The second part of my Rajasthan trip featured a stay at RAAS Chhatrasagar,...

RAAS Jodhpur, India

A recent journey to India for a friend’s wedding, saw the beguiling country mesmerise me with its remarkable society and generous hospitality. When the opportunity arose to...

A Blue Mountains Getaway

The Blue Mountains - a World Heritage listed site, and one of the most picturesque and iconic places to visit in NSW, if not Australia. It’s been...

East Hotel, Canberra

Canberra acts as the country’s capital, but offers so much more particularly in winter and spring, when the city showcases some of its best highlights. Recently a...

Beit Trad, Lebanon

It takes a lot for me to be truly impressed and blown away by a hotel. So many factors come into play: the location, the décor, the...

Highlights from a first-timer’s visit to Oahu Hawaii

For as long as I can remember, Hawaii has always been the epitome of paradise. Thoughts of Hawaii instantly conjures visions of its ancient volcanic landscape, dramatic coastlines, lush coconut palm trees and postcard...

The most interesting hotel in Amsterdam: Lloyd Hotel

If you ask me, the sign of a truly exceptional hotel is when you walk in and, against all the temptation of a new city waiting for you to explore, think ‘huh, I kind...

How to fail spectacularly at seeing the Northern Lights in Tromso

If it’s a bucket list item to see the Northern Lights, going to Tromso, up in Northern Norway - remote and far away from the light pollution of big cities - is basically the...

Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

I have stayed at many Shangri-La Hotels now, ranging from the hotel’s signature Chinese properties in Shanghai at Pudong and Xi’An, to visiting their first European hotel in Britain, the Shangri-La at the Shard...

Jing An Shangri-La Hotel and Jing An District Shanghai Guide

There can be few more welcome sights after a long-haul flight than a chauffeur at arrivals holding up a sign emblazoned with your name.  The flight was delayed by an hour at departure airport...

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