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Bamberg, Germany – where the beer tastes like bacon

Anyone who visits beautiful Bamberg, dubbed the “Rome of Germany” and set on its seven hills, must allow themselves to fall under this ancient spell by indulging in a glass of the traditional beer that tastes like breakfast. Here is … Continue reading

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Bonn – the town that became Germany’s post-war capital

Bonn, which John Le Carre called “a small town in Germany” in his eponymous cold war thriller, once stood alongside Paris, Washington and London as an important Western bloc bulwark against the Soviet Union. For 41 years from 1949 to … Continue reading

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Coimbra – beautiful the first time, perfect the next

Portugal is a magnificent country and Coimbra stands as a real jewel in the Portuguese crown. Do visit! Here’s a screenshot of my story which appeared in Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on January 20, … Continue reading

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Enchanted Island – Fiji

The gorgeous Fijian people make this lovely island in the Yasawas an enchanted place. My story on Turtle Island appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on April 22, 2017. Here’s a screenshot: The online link is: http://www.traveller.com.au/turtle-island-in-fijis-yasawa-chain-the-enchanted-isle-gvhno5Continue reading

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Finding Niemeyer – Rio’s great modernist architect

If you visit Rio, take the journey from central Rio across the Niteroi Bridge to experience the 11-kilometre Niemeyer Way. You’ll be able to view the spectacular creations of a Brazilian icon, the great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer. Here’s my story … Continue reading

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Ultimate South American travel by private jet

Once they were rolling stones, thumbing lifts from Marrakech to Kathmandu. Now they travel in the Rolling Stones’ jet – literally. Here’s a PDF of my cover story on Captain’s Choice Ultimate South America by private jet journey. It was … Continue reading

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Ashford Castle, Ireland

Ashford Castle – a gorgeous hotel in County Mayo where you can walk with hawks and eat like kings! Here’s my story published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller on December 3, 2016:   And you can … Continue reading

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The Luxe of the Irish – Belmond’s new Grand Hibernian train

Belmond has added another exquisite train to its portfolio of luxury trains, which include the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Eastern & Oriental Express, Edinburgh’s Royal Scotsman, Britain’s Northern Belle and British Pullman. My story about travelling on the Grand Hibernian is the cover story in … Continue reading

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Ballyfin House, Ireland – Conde Nast 2016 Best Hotel in the World

It’s not every day you stay in the best hotel in the world. Unplanned. A few days before my arrival, Conde Nast announced this readers’ choice award, so … Serendipity! With only 20 rooms, it will be harder to get … Continue reading

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Cape Whale Safari – South Africa

I loved writing this story – following the route of those gentle creatures that visit the Cape every year to give birth and nurture their young. As one wise whale lover once said: “Whales are different. They live in families, they … Continue reading

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