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Travel: Seaside heaven at The Sarojin in Khao Lak

Travel is a distant dream in these days of Corona. So today, as a special treat, I’m going to take you far, far away to the beautiful land of Thailand. The second half of my twin-centre journey (which I enjoyed last September) is to the stunning resort that is The Sarojin in Khao Lak just […]

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Travel: The Peninsula is paradise in Bangkok

Today is day 25 of my Lockdown. It started in South Africa where we spent 17 days in Cape Town, kind of in limbo, until managing to get seats on a repatriation flight to London on April 14. What an eerie experience that was, through two deserted airports with everyone wearing masks. Now I’m settled […]

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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 […]