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  • One night in Bangkok

    Tweet Last month I spent one night in Bangkok before embarking on a cruise to Malaysia, and just to manage expectations, I didn’t see any ping pong balls or anything like that. In fact what…

    April 16, 2017
  • Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica review

    Tweet I’ve spent quite a lot of time in LA, mostly in Venice Beach and Beverly Hills; so staying in Santa Monica for the first time was a bit of a revelation, and as soon as…

    April 6, 2017
  • Swissotel Sydney review

    Tweet I arrived at the Swissotel Sydney after spending one night in Singapore and an eight hour flight, which followed a 12 hour flight from London, so I was slightly confused about where I was (or…

    February 28, 2017
  • Hiking in the Blue Mountains

    Tweet So I didn’t actually intend to go hiking in the Blue Mountains at all. I just planned to go and see them, because they’re an easy two hour train ride from Sydney Central…

    February 15, 2017
  • The Top 10 instagrammed places in the World

    Tweet Forget having the blues on Blue Monday – let’s indulge in a bit of travel escapism with a look at the Top 10 Instagrammed Places in the World, measured by hashtag, courtesy of…

    January 16, 2017
  • My Top 10 Hawaii highlights

    Tweet Yesterday I told you (briefly) about my top 10 Sydney highlights, today I’m going to tell you about my top 10 Hawaii highlights. This was actually my third trip to Hawaii – both times…

    January 15, 2017
  • My Top 10 Sydney highlights

    Tweet So I spent a lot of November and December in the Pacific – I was in Sydney and Tasmania in November, and LA and Hawaii in December. Much as I love some hygge…

    January 14, 2017
  • Seeing rhino in the wild

    Tweet Yesterday I told you about looking for elephants in Africa and the overwhelming need for conservation; with rhino the situation is even more desperate. In fact the last time I was in Africa, in the…

    November 11, 2016
  • Looking for African elephants

    Tweet I’m not sure why it’s taken me six weeks to write about Africa and African elephants – my excuse is that since then I’ve been in Abu Dhabi and the Caribbean, with just a few…

    November 10, 2016
  • Off around the world in 80 days

    Tweet OK, I’m only exaggerating slightly, because I am, near as dammit, going around the world in 80 days – I will be coming home/returning to the office in between but that’s basically what…

    September 13, 2016