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Indulge Your Senses in Osaka

Indulge Your Senses in Osaka

Osaka is Japan’s third largest city, and it’s also one of the nation’s friendliest cities. Known as the nation’s kitchen, Osaka’s reputation for exceptional food draws millions of tourists every year. But it isn’t just Osaka’s friendly culture or “eat till you drop” mantra that makes Osaka worth exploring. You don’t just visit Osaka; you experience it. Nightlife Osaka’s nighttime…
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Malang Indonesia. East Java’s Most Charming City

Malang Indonesia. East Java’s Most Charming City

South of Surabaya you will find one of the most attractive and laid back towns in Java. Malang is where Indonesians and tourists alike come to unwind, relax and even retire. Leafy colonial boulevards, a cooler climate, and easy going atmosphere make Malang the ideal base to explore this fascinating corner of East Java. The local bird and flower market…
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Cruise Through Russia.

Cruise Through Russia.

Have you ever dreamt of strolling through Moscow’s Red Square or even seeing the ballet in St Petersburg? Russia’s two great cities still invoke the old school romance of travel; enigmatic and exotic. Unfortunately, this is a country too often side stepped by most. Even though this powerful nation, once hidden behind the mysterious veil of the Iron Curtain has…
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3 Things To Know When Planning A Trip To Russia.

3 Things To Know When Planning A Trip To Russia.

Later this month we embark on our first trip to Russia. Landing in St Petersburg we join Viking Ingvar, our ship for the next 13 days. We will sail the Waterways of the Tsars between Russia’s two great cities, St Petersburg and Moscow. Planning a trip to Russia Russia has been high on our wish list for a long time.…
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A Locals Guide To Istanbul

A Locals Guide To Istanbul

Over the past year, we have taken quite a shine to city tours, which is not something we were really into before. The private kind of tour that give you a local’s perspective on a city. The kind that enable you to see all the good bits at your leisure, while skipping queues, missing the crowds and getting better access…
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The Two Continents Of Istanbul.

The Two Continents Of Istanbul.

Turkey is a fascinating country with a complex history and culture. One aspect of Turkey that is sometimes hard to get your head around is; which continent does it truly belong to. Head to Istanbul and they will proudly tell you, “Both!” Nowhere else in Turkey is the divide more apparent than Istanbul. The Bosphorus Strait divides the two continents…
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Classic Istanbul, A Day In The Old City.

Classic Istanbul, A Day In The Old City.

Sitting at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, with a rich and complex history, Istanbul has the highest concentration of attractions we have seen in a city, even before you venture out past the Old City of  Sultanahmet. Within walking distance, you will find all the classic Istanbul attractions that draw millions of visitors each year to this magical city, making…
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REVIEW Dersaadet Hotel. Istanbul, Turkey

REVIEW Dersaadet Hotel. Istanbul, Turkey

REVIEW Dersaadet Hotel. Istanbul A carefully restored, 19th century Ottoman mansion in the historic centre of one of the most exciting and exotic cities in the world.  In Ottoman Turkish, Dersaadet means “Place of Happiness”  and this cosy owner operator hotel oozes both charm and happiness.   A boutique hotel offering a quiet retreat amongst the chaos and magic that is Istanbul. Overall rating…
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Enchanted By Cappadocia.

Enchanted By Cappadocia.

Imagine a land, once hidden under a blanket of ancient volcanic ash. A place where, over millions of years, erosion has playfully carved out a landscape that is so enchanting it is almost otherworldly. This is Cappadocia.  We were quite unprepared by how beautiful and intriguing we would find Cappadocia. Conjuring images of an exotic past as if from the pages of a fairy tale and…
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