India- The Spice Lands

by Travelbag on 01 June 2015, 16:06PM India- The Spice Lands India, the seventh biggest country in the world has something for everyone. The spice lands of Kerala are a great introduction to the region. After you land in Cochin, the most cosmopolitan city in the region, you will visit the Matancherry Dutch Palace, confusingly built by the Portuguese, a Jewish synagogue and St Francis Church, before relaxing in the evening by watching a traditional Kathakali dance show and retiring to one of three hotels of your choosing; the Avenue Regent, Trident or Vivanta by Taj. Thekkady is next on the agenda, located in the ‘Heart of God’s Own Country’ and close to the coffee and spice plantations nearby, as well as Periyar forest, home to some of India’s main wildlife reserves. The evening’s entertainment will come in the form...
Beating the Heat in Dubai: 10 Ways to Stay Cool

Beating the Heat in Dubai: 10 Ways to Stay Cool

There is not much to say about the heat in Dubai that hasn’t been said before. For example, it is hot, not regular hot like we are used to experiencing during a good summer in Great Britain, but genuinely scorching hot. At the peak of summer in Dubai, average daytime temperatures are around 40 °C, but have been known to climb up to anywhere between 43-48°C. If you are planning to t...
by Rianne Ojeh on 26 November 2014, 11:11AM



Langkawi: The Jewel of Kedah

Langkawi: The Jewel of Kedah

Known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi consists of over 100 islands, most of which are uninhabited. These islands are located within the state of Kedah, situated in the north-west of peninsular Malaysia. Langkawi is the perfect destination for singles, couples and families looking to relax in luxury. Southeast Asia's first UNESCO global geopark, Langkawi has always been popular with ...
by Verity Ramsay on 13 November 2014, 09:11AM



How to spend your holiday in Barbados

How to spend your holiday in Barbados

The beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados has been wildly popular with tourists for decades. It is the kind of place that fuels the fantasies of people all around the world, shivering their way through harsh winters, because Bajan temperatures rarely dip below 25°C, even in the middle of December. It might sound strange, but the island now owes a lot to modern celebrities and native Bajans l...
by Rianne Ojeh on 17 September 2014, 11:09AM



Animal magic at Shamwari Game Reserve

Animal magic at Shamwari Game Reserve

We were tracking an elephant, which was playing hide and seek with us when suddenly our vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Our ranger, Westley, let out a soft squeal of excitement, while pointing to a reddish catlike shadow. This was the first time we heard our normally cool and collected ranger, Westley, change his pitch of voice. So we didn’t know whether to be worried or scared. Composing ...
by Rianne Ojeh on 18 June 2014, 10:06AM



Australia’s grape escape

Australia’s grape escape

Western Australia’s south west is well-known for its waves and wine, but now there is a gourmet food culture to match with truffle tours and a new beachside foodie festival. In the past whenever I thought about Australia the first thing that popped into my head was the red earth of the Outback. So it came with great surprise to be travelling through rolling green hills and lush vegetation...
by Rich Keam on 20 February 2014, 09:02AM



return2paradise

return2paradise

A few months ago, a friend of mine sent me a text message that led to an experience of a lifetime. The message said "Hamilton Island is running an Instagram competition; you must win it, its heaven". Oh boy, he was so right. Double right actually! I had to win because it was heaven. After getting my visa to Australia (don’t forget you need one) and a long flight from London to Sydney, it wa...
by Ido Simyoni on 10 September 2013, 09:09AM



Affordable Luxury in Maldives

Affordable Luxury in Maldives

Summer Island Resort is around 40 Minutes speedboat transfers from Male and is probably one of the most reasonably priced all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives and would suit one looking for a simple beach holiday. Standard rooms are basic but clean, comfortable and functional, though there are no tea and coffee making facilities in standard room. The Superior rooms are worth upgrading to, as...
by Priscilla Soondrum on 28 June 2013, 18:06PM



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