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One Week Holiday in Seoul, South Korea – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Seoul is the thriving capital of South Korea. It is the beating heart of the emerging economical as well as cultural capital of the world with global brands like Samsung and BTS. April and October are the best time to go. The weather is ideal, generally dry with high of 18°C in the day time. Below is our recommended itinerary and travel tips for an … Continue reading One Week Holiday in Seoul, South Korea – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Top 5 Restaurants for Dinner in Les Deux Alpes

After the sunset and an awesome day on the slopes of Les Deux Alpes, it is time to find an equally amazing restaurant to fill the stomachs with the best the French has to offer. Below are my Top 5 Restaurants for dinner at Les Deux Alpes. 5. L’Alisier If you are craving seafood, L’Alisier is the place to go to. This spacious and bright … Continue reading Top 5 Restaurants for Dinner in Les Deux Alpes

Residence Le Cortina – Practical Family Ski Chalet in Les Deux Alpes

Residence Le Cortina in Les Deux Alpes is a dichotomy – it has extras that you won’t find in similarly priced ski chalet but it does lack bits of the essentials. The chalet is a beautiful 6-storey building with a range of 2-bedroom to 5-bedroom self-catered family apartments. Close to Ski Lifts, Restaurants, Bars and Groceries Let’s start with the positives. It is located on … Continue reading Residence Le Cortina – Practical Family Ski Chalet in Les Deux Alpes

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University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

It is a luxury to have a porte cochere or a drive-through archway, for a city centre hotel, but that’s what University Arms in Cambridge is all about. This hotel reopened its door in 2018, after a £80m renovation led by Queen’s architect, John Simpson and Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. It is now part of the Autograph Collection – the luxury boutique hotels arm … Continue reading University Arms Hotel – Luxury in the Heart of Cambridge

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Off-peak Holiday in Mykonos – Itinerary & Travel Tips

We went to Mykonos at the end of October, catching it during the last week before the tourism industry was to completely shut down for winter on this beautiful Greek island. The famously hedonistic party season which usually draws in the hordes and packs out the island had clearly ended, so once more, it is a relaxed, peaceful, almost sleepy island paradise. The weather was … Continue reading Off-peak Holiday in Mykonos – Itinerary & Travel Tips

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Rick Stein – Riverside Seafood Restaurant in Barnes, London

I went to Rick Stein in Barnes on a bright winter afternoon recently. It is the London outpost of the globally recognised TV celebrity chef from seaside Padstow in Cornwall. Rick is best known for his genuine and authentic love of seafood and global flavours. These values come through clearly in the restaurant. It is classy, neat, clean-cut and charming place. Deliberately kept simple to … Continue reading Rick Stein – Riverside Seafood Restaurant in Barnes, London

Christmas market and more in Bruges, Belgium – Itinerary & Travel Tips

It is that time of the year again, where the heart of romantic Bruges is turned into a joyous and merry Christmas 🎄 Market. We made our 1st visit last year and have been eager to come back since. As Bruges is only 115km from Calais Eurotunnel, it is a manageble drive on Friday evening after work and you will wake up in this beautiful … Continue reading Christmas market and more in Bruges, Belgium – Itinerary & Travel Tips

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Driving weekend from London to Rouen, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Rouen, the capital of Normandy region in Northern France, used to be one of the wealthiest cities in medieval times. The richness from those heydays have been diligently preserved and restored in this beautiful city. Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo, Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy, the Hundred Years War all have significant linkage to this magnificent city. Travel 200 km … Continue reading Driving weekend from London to Rouen, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Weekend drive to Lille, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Located 115km or 1.5 hours from Calais, Lille is great destination for a short weekend driving road trip from London. It is known as the “Capital of Flanders” and the Flemish influence on architecture, design and art are well preserved in the old town. Travel Tips: A stroll at Parc de la Citadelle and Lille Zoo We started the weekend in Lille with an hour … Continue reading Weekend drive to Lille, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

Road trip weekend in Bay of Somme, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips

What better way to spend the weekend of Remembrance Day (11th November) than to sneak in a road trip to Somme in France. Somme is the setting for numerous battles in World War I. It is also a great place for nature hikes, casual meandering in quaint villages as well as outdoor activities like land sailing, canoeing and riverpath cycling. Somme is 111km or about … Continue reading Road trip weekend in Bay of Somme, France – Itinerary & Travel Tips