Quoted from TTG Asia: http://buff.ly/Yd5vPc The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Ministry of Tourism and Sports are enforcing a new set of standards to wipe out jet ski scams targeting tourists. The Jet Ski Rental Service Standards require jet ski operators to have a three-month legal business license tied to a permanent address and […]
A Myanmar E-Visa scheme has been scheduled for launch September 1. A move that could finally streamline visa processes for travellers. Quoted from this article: http://buff.ly/1uKHZ74 “Tourists are required to file their Myanmar Visa application online at www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm at least one week before their trip. The online visa is priced at US$50, though the same visa obtained […]
Garuda is to start one-stop flights from Gatwick to Indonesia Jakarta on September 8. Full details here: http://buff.ly/1unFtWY Good news as Indonesia could do with improved airlift. It is coming towards the end of the peak season for Bali, but it should encourage some early autumn activity which is still a good time to visit. From […]
As you will have gathered, I really enjoy Barcelona. I like the contrasts, ultra-modern in places, quirky gothic in others, and wonderfully innovative on all levels. It is liberal and openly rebellious, but that just adds to the appeal. It is part of Spain, but proudly Catalan. Having Welsh roots I find that rather attractive. […]
Following on from my recent posts, I also made a day trip to Sitges from Barcelona. It’s only 30 minutes on high speed train from the centre of town. First time for me, and I really liked the place. It is a sort of bohemian St Tropez, with a lively, stylish and very liberal attitude […]
I think these images show some of the contrasts and variety of Barcelona. The market shots were taken in Saint Joseph which is located just off of the famous Ramblas walking street. Lively, and as you can see very colourful. Then just a mile south you have the beach area, this image was taken just […]
Here in wonderful Barcelona for few days holiday. I really enjoy the city. I know it reasonably well, in that I can get lost yet still find myself in the right place. The buildings are amazing. Especially those Gaudi influenced. The shopping is fantastic and so easy to spend, as everything seems to be on […]
Whist I am not allowed professionally to have favourite CHIC hotels, there are some that, no matter how many times I visit, never fail to impress. There is a sense of expectation as you approach, increasing with each step, ending with a wide smile and an open-mouthed “WOW!“. A true pinch yourself reality check! In […]
Sugar Beach St Lucia is superbly located in a bay between the majestic Pitons, on the magnificently tropical south west coast of the island. Luxurious, with the setting adding to the sense of romance and escapism. The international airport is 45 minutes’ drive, the small town of Soufriere 10 minutes.
A selection of 78 suites, villas and Residences. All are spacious, bright and beautifully furnished. You have a choice of Luxury Guest rooms which are located at the heart of the resort, closest to the main facilities and beach front. Elevated Luxury Villas with superb views overlooking the hillside and the bay below. Luxury Beach Front Villas, and then a selection of superb two, three and four bedroom Residences. The Luxury Guest rooms have dip pools, the villas and Residences larger swimming pools…
Flew back yesterday from Toronto to London. Travelled on British Airways 787 Dreamliner, first time for me. Impressed with aircraft. Bright and spacious interiors, very comfortable, even in my economy seat. Large windows, which give a much more relaxing atmosphere. And the service was superb. Only downside to me were the dividing arm rests could […]
Had a great time watching Toronto FC draw with Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1. So for all of those numerous footie enthusiasts out there, a quick facts. Toronto play in the MLS (Major League Soccer) and you have 20 teams, 3 of which are Canadian – Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver – with the rest from USA. They […]
These two images rather sum up Toronto in the summer.
Maybe it is because of the harsh winters, but once spring comes around, the city lives life to the full. Street side cafés and bars, seemingly a festival every week ,with the various immigrants who now make the fabric of Canadian society, actively encouraged to remember their roots and to share their culture. And of course cuisine…