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Zephyr Lodge Lanquin Guatemala-5

Zephyr Lodge, Guatemala

Guatemala was not somewhere I ever imagined I would go. It seemed exotic and remote beyond my reach. And yet, here I …

Royal Palm Marrakech

Jewel of the desert feature

You’ve read about my stay at Royal Palm Marrakech in this post. The new five star plus resort at the foot of …

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Royal Palm Marrakech

Morocco does luxury very well. There are a handful of incredibly beautiful hotels in and around Marrakech, and I visited last month to …

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HOT_elarnia and SPA_larnia

A short 15 minute drive from Poznan city centre, nestled in a picturesque wheat field on the edge of the forest in …

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Villa sant’Andrea, Taormina

Is there anything more irritating than the sun deciding it’s time to call it a day before you do? You’re lying on …

Grand Hotel Timeo pool - photo credit Belmond

Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina

“Andrea, do you mind the shade? I can prepare a better sun lounger for you if you wish.” I glance up from …

Fellah Hotel Marrakech

Fellah Hotel, Marrakech

The sun is setting behind the Atlas Mountains. Only an hour ago we had been manoeuvring our way down those very mountains, …

Riad P'tit Habibi Marrakech

P’tit Habibi Riad, Marrakech

When asking friends for recommendations for Marrakech, most urged me to stay in a riad instead of a hotel. I definitely wanted …

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The Splendid, Venice

Hotel décor in Venice errs towards overly ostentatious with gilded gold and frills on every available surface. Not so at the understated …