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Travel: My top tips for visiting Southern India

So my recent trip to Southern India was truly marvellous. It did take a lot of thought and planning, and as it was our first time there we really had no idea what to expect. So I thought I’d share my top tips so you can benefit from what we learnt and have a wonderful […]

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My Indian Odyssey: Kerala – from Kumarakom to Mararikulam, Alapphuzha

The wonderful waterways of Kerala So today I’m transporting you back to the first day of 2019 and the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. We’re leaving the mountainous forests and spiciest of plantations and heading to sea level and the magical waterways of this diverse state. Our journey downwards swept us through large pineapple and rubber […]

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My Indian Odyssey: Kerala – from Wayanad to Thekkady

So today it’s time to join me on the next leg of my Indian Odyssey. Time to leave Karnataka and start the journey of discovery through beautiful Kerala. Bring it on! Time to head south, through vibrant towns and villages, past rice paddies and onion and spice fields with plenty of goats and cows along […]

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My Indian Odyssey: Karnataka – from Bengaluru to Nagarhole

Our Southern Indian Odyssey begins in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. My first trip to India and one I’d been dreaming of for years. I met chef Meena Patak several times in London and she regaled me with amazing tales of beautiful scenery, friendly people, the aroma of spices in the air and the incredible […]

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Where to stay in Phuket: La Flora Resort and Spa in Khaolak

I fell in love with Thailand on my first visit, many years ago and that love affair grows every time I return. It’s very¬†appropriately¬†called the Land of Smiles – there’s always plenty of smiling going on – which is extremely catching. This was my third visit to Phuket (my first to Khaolak), which makes it […]

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Where to stay in Vietnam: The Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort and Spa

Continuing my series of Where to Stay, today we’re in Phan Thiet in Vietnam. Phan Thiet is a coastal city in south-east Vietnam, a four to five hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City airport – sounds long but it’s totally worth it when you get there. It’s the capital of Binh Thuan Province with […]