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Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa

It wasn’t the pristine limo that was waiting for me at the airport, or the already opened door beckoning me in. Nor was it the effortless way my bags disappeared from my grasp, or the cool water and towels that were instantly offered. It wasn’t the sound of my name in greeting when I arrived, the welcoming smile, the magnificent le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa lobby, or the speed in which I suddenly found myself in my beautifully appointed Tower room seventeen storeys further up. It wasn’t any one of those things. It was all of them.

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Grosvenor House Dubai

The view from the 44th floor of the Grosvenor House Dubai was pretty special. To the right was the famous Palm, to the left was the marina, and straight ahead was the Arabian Gulf, miles of it. On the other hand, the cocktail and the piece of sushi that was in front of me didn’t look to shabby either. It’s early evening and happy hour in the hotel’s club lounge, and I’m therefore a very happy person indeed.

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Fairmont Hotel Makati

Amongst the hustle and bustle of Manila lies a peaceful enclave, a haven of tranquillity if you will, with parks and lakes and smart upscale shopping. This is Makati, seemingly a world away from traditional Manila, this is a purpose built business district that is very much pointing to Manila’s future. In the heart of […]

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Melbourne Named World’s Most Liveable City for the 4th Consecutive Year

Melbourne, Australia has again been recognised as the best city in the world to live, topping the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index for the fourth year in a row.

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India’s Golden Triangle

This is the first of a two-part story about Anthony’s first visit to India starting with a seven day coach tour in India’s Golden Triangle followed by four days in Shimla. India’s Golden Triangle refers to the three cities in the Northern third of India which have some of the most iconic sites and locations in the world including, of course, the Taj Mahal in Agra and others in New Delhi and Jaipur.

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Corregidor Island

Corregidor Island is a must see for anyone visiting Manila with at least a passing interest in WW2 history. Just a short ferry ride from The Philippines capital, Corregidor Island is essentially an outdoor museum to one of the most famous battlegrounds in the Pacific, a strategically important island because of its position at the mouth of Manila Bay, it was brutally fought over by the American and Filipino forces against the Japanese invaders from 1942 to 1945.

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