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Mélia Dubai – An unexpected discovery

The Mélia Dubai, I must admit wouldn’t have been on our list of top hotels in Dubai. To begin with, what would a Spanish hotel chain know about Dubai’s ostentatious style of design and hospitality? A lot, as we discovered on our stay there last month. And then there was the umm.. interesting location. Bur Dubai, where the Mélia Dubai is located, again wouldn’t be among my top list of

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Essential Hong Kong: Our list of things to do in Hong Kong

If there’s ever a travel destination I had the wrong idea about, it’s Hong Kong. I expected a typical South East Asian glass and chrome city with more plastic, less character and even less to see and do. And I couldn’t have been further from the truth. There’s a beautiful balance of the old and the new when it comes to experiencing Hong Kong, and no matter what you do,

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flydubai Business Class – A wonderful surprise 35,000 ft in the air

2016 couldn’t have had a better end. Back in November while we were trying to make plans on where to escape one last time in 2016, flydubai pleasantly surprised us with an invitation to join them on a quick trip to Dubai. Given that fact that our love for Dubai has steadily grown through the years, we didn’t have to think twice about agreeing and before you knew it, the date

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Our favourite Goa beaches and how you can discover yours

I’m a beach kind of girl. Always have been. Obviously I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been to Goa over the years, since it’s always been the go-to weekend beach destination for Mumbaikars such as us. A lot of Goa has changed over the years, and with it so have our favourite haunts. But there are some beaches that will always remain special to us. Our favourite Goa

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Staying at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong – An unmissable experience

To say that we’re fans of the Mandarin Oriental group of hotels would be an understatement. It is by far our favourite luxury hotel chain, and we’ve experienced their hotels across the world. What began at the erstwhile Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi in Chiang Mai was then continued at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, the Mandarin Oriental Prague and most recently the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review – Life Well Travelled

Between the two of us, we’ve had our fair share of business class and premium economy travel on long hauls over the years. Most of my upgraded travel was when I was younger, so a lot has changed when it comes to J class travel, and I couldn’t wait to check out the much discussed new flatbeds on Cathay Pacific’s Business Class A 330. And what better way to do

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Kaziranga National Park, India – Taking the safari by the horn

My breathing is loud, heavy and slow. My heartbeat thuds just as loudly, threatening to explode out of my chest. My hands have gripped the railing in front of my seat and my knuckles are white. They’re sweaty, and my fingers keep slipping off the rusted metal. I’m at the edge of my seat, ready to flee. But there’s nowhere I can flee. Right now, I’m in the safest spot

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Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga – India’s secret luxury lodge

Dhiplu River Lodge, came highly recommended. By the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. As with each time we’ve gone on safari, it takes a bit of an effort to adjust our luxury expectations of a wilderness lodge in India, keeping in mind the remote location and that it’s open to the elements. But so far, we’d been lucky to have been pleasantly surprised every single time, and I didn’t want

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River Rafting Rishikesh, India – Way beyond my comfort zone

Rafting Rishikesh? I’d rather just do some driving Rishikesh! Umm, I’m more interested in taking pictures of it from dry land, I mumbled, unsure of how I was going to squirm out of this one. I’m the kind of girl that constantly sat out of PE class in school because sports and I just don’t mix. Now I do love swimming, but the idea of being thrown into freezing cold water or

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Pench Tree Lodge – Living Mowgli’s life

Pench Tree Lodge has been on my mind ever since I found out about it’s opening in February this year. I’ve been wanting to discover the park and couldn’t wait to do it through Pugdundee Safaris since they’ve already wowed me with their experiences in Satpura (Denwa Backwater Escape), Kanha (Kanha Earth Lodge) and Bandhavgarh (King’s Lodge). The prospect of staying in a tree house had me super excited. While

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Mount Nebo, Jordan – The holy land

While Mount Nebo may not have been at the very top of my list of things to see and experience in Jordan, I couldn’t deny the palpable excitement I felt as our bus turned off the highway and into the parking lot. Neither of us are very religious, however our interest in religious history is deep seated in the impact it has had on civilizations and cultures. Jordan had already

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