• April 29, 2014 • Food, On the Menu • Views: 1522

    Beauty and the Feast

    Noosa can relax, it’s all over for yet another year.  Sheathed in colourful silk dresses, the ladies who lunch have headed home. Bronzed young men circling clusters of lissom lovelies teetering on vertiginous heels are back in the...

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  • April 26, 2014 • Other Destinations • Views: 2461

    How Suite It Is

    Let me be clear. It might work if you’re besties with the hotel GM. And even then, make sure you get a booking confirmation number. But a tenuous link through the wife of your second cousin’s best friend definitely won’t cut it. And...

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  • April 26, 2014 • Other Destinations • Views: 3575

    City Guide to Southern Spain

    Who can resist flamenco’s bold vivacity or the sensual elegance of the matador, the ornate splendour of Moorish architecture and the renaissance glory of southern Spain’s Catholic cathedrals? We can’t so here’s a tapas selection of...

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  • April 25, 2014 • Other Destinations • Views: 2820

    Elephant Intelligence

    The elephant’s not quite in the room but Meena, the six year old on the terrace outside Anantara’s breakfast room, definitely has her sights on the hand of bananas being proffered by guests. In Thailand’s fabled Golden Triangle,...

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  • April 25, 2014 • Other Destinations • Views: 2721

    Simply French

      Can this be India?  A French tricoleur ripples listlessly above the saffron and white walls of the Lycee Francais higher education school. Outside, a cluster of children chatter excitedly in French as their teacher cycles up....

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  • April 25, 2014 • Other Destinations • Views: 3159

    No Place Like Roam

    “You. In a motor home. I just can’t see it,” exclaimed the sleek PR executive eyeing me speculatively over the rim of her martini glass in a chic West Hollywood rooftop bar. I was answering her question about the most memorable part...

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  • April 25, 2014 • Other Destinations • Views: 3294

    Mis-adventures In Paradise

    Riding our motor scooter through a canyon of fossilised limestone coral on a narrow road, dramatically blasted by locals some years back using leftover munitions and little detonating experience, (would you like one finger or two with that...

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