Aqaba, the gateway to Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and so much more. I did not travel to Aqaba when some of the others were shooting a movie there, so I missed Petra and had to endure hearing about it over and over again. It was on my Bucket list and I did get to go there many years...
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The name probably comes from the old Dutch name for bridge, 'Brugga'. The first fortifications were built after Julius Caesar's conquest of the Menapii in the first century BC, to protect the coastal area against pirates. However, due to it's important position there have been settlements in this area since the iron and bronze ages. It is worth the...
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My desire to see Southern Indai, having done a fair bit of the north, the Taj mahal etc, was from a TV cookery series set here. So, cookery and food was key. The Marari Beach Hotel holds a cookery demonstration / lesson daily around cocktail time. Just after the Tea Wallah has been on the grass and just before...
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Botanical Gardens around the world from Barbados to the Isle of Wight - There are millions of Botanical Gardens around the world, some are very famous. We don't look to find the ones that everyone knows, we just search out the ones where we end up travelling. First up the Diamond Botanical Gardens in St Lucia. Most of these are...
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 MARCO PIERRE WHITE  The stamp of Marco Pierre White is all across the fleet at P&O because he designs the special Gala Dinners on Black Tie night, for which there is a dress code as the title suggest for you to access and enjoy. However, he only has one restaurant, the Ocean Grill on the Arcadia. The very first night...
Cuba, a place to put on your bucket list, but you can cruise to it Cuba is a favourite for Marella and Fred Olsen likes to add Cuba to their programme. The problem is, when you have seen it, you will want to go back and dance to the Samba on the largest of the islands in the Caribbean. As...
PROGRESO, Yucatan, Mexico - The port city of Progreso is famous for its 7km wharf, the longest in Mexico. Here you will find a bustling promenade popular with the locals as well as tourists. The beach has fine white sand, some of the thatched bars have swing seats. The local food is seafood, a seafood soup, fish cooked in banana...
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If you are on an overnight stop in London, where do you eat for a real treat. London - critics number 1 restaurant, Restaurant Story - Many critics say this is London's premiere restaurant, so we went to see what the fuss was about. 'Story' only seats 40 covers, you need a reservation, it will cost the national debt of...
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Prague is probably the best weekend treat We spent a long weekend in Prague and it is a fascinating place because you find places by talking to the locals. They will say which bars to try and someone is playing music, or it has great food. It is said to be one of the top ten pick pocket places to...
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I am not sure I have ever seen so much sea food as in the market of this fishing village. Sihanoukville sits on the southern coast of Cambodia, and is also known as Kampong Saom. It is renowned for its long white beaches, fringed by pine trees.  The adventures you can take range from horse riding on the beach to Fun...