Best Singapore Hotels for Views That Will Take Your Breath Away

2018-09-15T19:00:15+00:00By |

The best Singapore hotels for views that will take your breath away range from the unrivalled rooftop panoramas from the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands Sky Park to the sumptuous Mandarin Oriental's sweeping vistas of Marina Bay Sands and the city skyline. Who doesn’t want a room with a view when you’re on holidays? As …

Best Bangkok Riverside Hotels on the Chao Phraya River

2018-09-18T08:22:56+00:00By |

The best Bangkok riverside hotels on the Chao Phraya River range from one of Bangkok’s oldest hotels, the Mandarin Oriental, to the city’s most luxurious, The Siam, and everything in between, from riverside resorts with swimming pools to sleek boutique hotels offering spectacular temple views. A stay at one of the best Bangkok riverside hotels …

Our Home Away from Home in Bangkok

2018-12-17T16:50:16+00:00By |

Breathtaking Bangkok city vistas, a colossal swimming pool, and a soi crammed with street food stalls were all bonuses. Space for both of us to spread out and set up office, fast reliable Internet access, a kitchen where Terence could cook on the evenings we had to stay in, and a good building in a …

Ambling Around Beautiful Budapest

2014-09-24T03:16:43+00:00By |

Budapest. It's a city made for walking. After going grocery shopping, one of the first things we do when we arrive at a new destination for our two-week stay is to walk – and not anywhere in particular, we just wander around our neighbourhood. If you’ve been travelling with us since the beginning of the …

Down at Diani Beach

2018-05-10T15:47:53+00:00By |

When it comes to wonderful beaches around the world, Diani Beach doesn’t immediately spring to mind, yet we quickly discovered that the place is popular with travellers looking to top or tail their safari trip with some sun, sea and sand. Being Australian, I’m pretty opinionated when it comes to beaches. I love the breathtakingly …

Our Home Away from Home at Diani Beach, Mombasa, Kenya

2018-11-26T11:01:05+00:00By |

It was reassuring to have someone from our holiday rental in Diani Beach, Kenya, greet us at Mombasa airport after dealing with the rude, unsympathetic staff of Kenyan Airways who couldn’t manage to get our bags on the same flight as us on the first leg of our journey from South Africa. Less reassuring was …

Table Cloth Time-Lapse Table Mountain, Cape Town

2017-09-17T16:27:10+00:00By |

Our digs in Camp’s Bay are delightful. While we don’t have commanding views of the Bay, we do have the extraordinary views that enabled me to capture this timelapse of Table Mountain. The first thing we noticed when we arrived at our Cape Town holiday rental that is our home away from home in Camps Bay, …

Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

2015-08-01T17:39:33+00:00By |

A warm, welcoming and well-appointed family home at Camps Bay is our ‘home away from home’ in Cape Town, South Africa. A five-minute stroll from the white-sand beach, with a swimming pool in the sunny garden, a piano in the living room, and stunning views of Table Mountain, ‘The Bayleaf’ is a wonderful place to …

Venice’s Grand Canal: A Timeless Time-lapse

2018-11-25T17:28:37+00:00By |

We're in Venice! And our 'home' for two weeks is a 17th century palazzo on the Grand Canal. While we normally begin each series of posts on a new place with a review of our latest holiday rental, we couldn't resist starting Venice with a time-lapse sequence of the spectacular view from our latest digs. …

Climbing up to Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni in Montenegro

2018-05-09T20:41:29+00:00By |

After strolling Kotor’s Stari Grad, you should have warmed up enough for a walk up to Tvrđave Kotora or the Castle of San Giovanni or Castle of St John for stupendous vistas of the fjord and a fabulous birds-eye-view of the Old Town of Kotor, Montenegro. Climbing up to Kotor's Castle Of San Giovanni in …