Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2011’

The Lobby Of The Hotel Oriental

Bangkok – Fine Silk, Teak Mansions and Afternoon Tea

The Oriental Hotel is a piece of Bangkok’s fast diminishing historical landscape; an oasis of calm in one of Asia’s …

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Tea Ceremony11

Taking Tea in Taiwan

Arriving in Taiwan after our marathon journey of over 24 hours was a great feeling. But we had few expectations …

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Gathering Reeds1

Floating – and selling – on Lake Titicaca, Peru

Lake Titicaca is said to be the highest navigable lake in the world – well there are a number of …

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Train Peru Rail1

Feeling a little Titicaca

Arriving at the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, we were feeling pretty out of it. Not …

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Maize Drying In Sacred Valley Peru1

Exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

I recall as a youngster I watched the BBC’s ‘Flight of the Condor’. It was a family favourite each weekend at …

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Machu Picchu – 100 years of discovering the lost city

Clearly a visit to Peru is incomplete without getting to Machu Picchu. The site is extraordinary, but in my mind, …

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Cusco – Inca capital with once lofty ideas

The short flight from Lima to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, was probably the most expensive km/euro …

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Lima – the rather strange smelling gateway to Peru

We had taken the LAN airlines ‘red eye’ from Los Angeles. It’s an 8 hour experience – one moment looking …

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ReLAx – chillin’ in southern California

One advantage of arriving in LA in Spring is the clear air. The vistas from the aircraft as it came …

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