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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...

Sofitel Nusa Dua, Bali

There are two schools of thought when it comes to choosing your holiday hotel: The first says that they are simply a roof over your head and a place to crash at the end...

Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali

Returning from each holiday, we bring home fond memories of the iconic landmarks we had previously only seen on TV or once-in-a-lifetime experience that had always been on our bucket list.  How often does the hotel...

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

From the second you step into the enormous, dark-timbered hotel lobby of the Westin Nusa Dua, you know you are in for a treat.  A hand towel and fruit drink are presented as soon...

Sarong, Seminyak Bali

Ask any tourist or local for dining recommendations in Bali and it’s a sure bet that Sarong will be in for a mention. Offering a fine dining experience in the heart of Seminyak, it...

Mrs Sippy, Seminyak Bali

Bali is long established as a favourite holiday destination for Australians with more than one million of us visiting every year. With this in mind it seems only natural that some of our own...

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is rich in so many diverse landscapes, attractions and animals, but I never imagined it would be a place to embark on safari into the wild, and furthermore luxury safari at...

Sri Panwa Phuket – Thailand Destination Wedding

I hadn't expected to return to Phuket for the second time in the same year, but what's a girl got to do when two dear friends meet at my wedding and then announce they're...
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Rolling in Redfern: Báhn Mì and Rice Paper Rolls at Yellow Fever

The quest for a good Báhn Mì takes you to many fine establishments, invariably titled with a number in the name to mark the year their Vietnamese owners opened shop, emigrated – or just...

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