• October 10, 2017 • Views: 43

    Magical Melaka Casts its Spell

     Casa del Rio’s azure pool appears to magically float into the Melaka River which in turn rushes into the eponymous Straits, once a vital link in the spice trade chain...

  • October 6, 2017 • Views: 539

    From Penang with Love

      George Town on Malaysia’s Penang Island is a place with a big heart that’s wide open to visitors.  During the early days of the fabled Spice Route, the infant...

  • September 28, 2017 • Views: 95

    Posh Spice in Penang

    A 16km drive from historic George Town on Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi used to be a haven for backpackers.  Not any more.  Now, with a collection of low-rise brand-name resorts...

  • September 13, 2017 • Views: 119

    Egged on in Kuala Lumpur

    I’m not sure why but since joining the privileged ranks of travel writers, I’ve occasionally asked chefs manning the pans at a raft of international hotels and...

  • August 16, 2017 • Views: 168

    A warm welcome awaits on Italy’s Adriatic coast

    Hello fellow travellers, are you feeling unloved and unwelcome?  It’s hardly surprising.  More people are travelling today than at any other time in our history and the...

  • August 8, 2017 • Views: 194

    Trulli Awesome Alberobello

    Leaving the embrace of the Amalfi coast is like saying “arriverdeci” to a summer holiday romance but we’re going bi-coastal, crossing rural Italy towards the...

  • August 1, 2017 • Views: 193

    All At Sea on the Amalfi Coast

    What do Kath and Kim and Wonder Woman have in common (other than all being fabulous in their own special way)?  They all loved filming along Italy’s stupendous Amalfi...

  • July 7, 2017 • Views: 198

    Seagulls over Sorrento

    Every year, tourists flock to Sorrento on the fabled Amalfi coast like the seagulls swooping overhead and as the sun rises to polish a lazy morning sky, those same tourists rise...

  • June 13, 2017 • Views: 325

    Rising from the Ashes

    Entering Pompeii’s impressive archaeological site, the sun burns brightly in a cerulean sky, perhaps as it did in 79AD just before the the cataclysmic eruption of nearby...

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