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March 2015

Guest Post: Top Hotels In Berlin

The historic city of Berlin is one of the most important cultural, commercial and financial centres in the Republic of Germany and Europe as a whole. Germany’s capital, comprising one of the nation’s sixteen Federal states, is the second most populous city in Germany as well as the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.   The Westin Grand Berlin The five-star Westin Grand Berlin hotel, ideal for

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Casa Mila / La Pedrera, Barcelona – Exploring a very Gaudi home

Gaudi was definitely one of our biggest reasons to visit Barcelona. We’d been reading up on him for a while, and couldn’t wait to see this unfathomable genius’ work in person. So after the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, both of which were pretty far off, we were glad Gaudi’s modernista trifecta were all within walking distance of El Palauet, our luxurious address on Passeig de Gracia. Casa Mila Casa

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5 reasons to explore El Born- Barcelona’s most exciting neighbourhood

Barcelona is easily Charles’ favourite city, and it would be mine too if Paris wasn’t in the picture. We keep looking back on our trip there wondering what made it so special. Was it the 17 course meal we had? Was it the flea markets? Was it our market tour or cooking class? Was it the beautiful Retrome or El Palauet hotels we stayed in? Sure. Those were incredible experiences,

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The White Rann of Kutch – The lay of the land

Am I going blind? Everything just looks like different shades of white. The ground, the sky, the horizon all of it blurs into a surreal extra-terrestrial mass ahead of me. My eyes are watering, I feel like I’m inhaling sand and my lips are chapped rather painfully. And I’ve only been in the White Rann of Kutch for half an hour. I look up at our camel, Kanudo (one of the many names

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The Millionaire’s Guide to Dubai

The world’s only seven star property, islands that represent the world map, ski slopes in the middle of the desert, people with more money than sense, Dubai’s got more bling than you can handle, and while I have some fuzzy memories of my childhood in the Middle East, we knew (much like so many of you readers) that to do Dubai right, you’ve got to do it in style. So

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Big Bus Dubai – Our ticket to seeing it all

Dubai. The Burj Khalifa. Atlantis. Al Fahidi Fort. Mall of the Emirates. Desert Safaris. Just the thought of seeing all of these wonderful places that we’ve seen so many times on our computer screens sent my Dubai Trip Planning into overdrive. It’s one thing to say that as travellers we believe in slow travel and smelling the flowers and all of that. But when there’s so much of the world to

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The Dubai Desert Trip: Anything but a safari

“What is the most frightening thing you guys have encountered on your travels?” That was quite an ominous question Ravi asked us around midnight, considering we were five adults and one toddler out in the middle of the desert with not a sign of civilisation all the way to the horizon whichever direction you looked. Little did we imagine while we were planning our brief visit to Dubai that we would be out

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Intercontinental Dubai Festival City – All that glitters

Dubai. Definitely the kind of place you want to see through the lens of luxury. It’s glitzy, glamorous, and everyone around is dripping with bling. Chrome plated sports cars, monogrammed handbags and anything else that sends out the message that money can truly buy everything. The need to stay at a swish star hotel, with incredible views of the cityscape was pertinent. So we picked the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.

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Rann Utsav Tent City: A night in the Kutch desert

I woke up with a start at 3 am. Someone, or something had turned on the lights in my tent. I looked up at the lamp overhead as it swayed ominously in the wind. It was loud. How had I been sleeping through this ruckus?, I thought to myself as the windows of my tent flapped loudly and noisily against the canvas. The poles holding my tent in place creaked

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