Enjoyed the first series of Amazing Hotels which was brought to us by the BBC and we were given an insiders guide to beyond the lobby by Giles Coren and Monica Galetti. The first series saw them visit Marina Sands – Singapore Ice Hotel – Sweden Fogo Island Inn – Canada Mishap Lodge – Ecuador Royal […]
I have been lucky enough to travel through a few new countries in the last few years, each offering a new experience and mostly a magic moment. A magic moment for me in Bali was sitting watching the sun go down creating silhouettes of the Balinese going about their jobs or the tourists playing on the […]
The Grey Traveller is looking forward to a trip sailing down the Irrawaddy from Mandalay to Bagan in Myanmar via Chiang Mai in Thailand. Number one priority on my packing list is Moskito Guard…..why? I’m likely to visit national parks in Thailand where there will be bugs and insects. Travelling through rural areas and on water in […]
For an island airport Bali offers some distractions for the traveller and here they are.
A perfect treat at a perfect location. The Samaya is perched right on the beach at the glorious Seminyak beach famed for its rolling waves and gorgeous sunsets. The Rituals of Royalty treatment is over two hours of pampering with a partner or friend. Great welcome with a refreshing lime juice whilst the staff tell you what is going to […]
Two teenage girls beckoned us down a narrow alley behind the main Seminyak thoroughfare, they were keen to show us the menu of Warung Siam and for £14 we both enjoyed a main course and an alcoholic drink. The chicken was pasted in a sesame and cashew dressing and the taste was to die for. If I […]
There are many reasons to visit Ubud not least for its unique atmosphere and cooling breezes after a few hectic days in a popular beach location. It is serene and calming, easy to wander around and the major attractions are close together. The Grey Traveller’s top three picks are…… 1 Monkey Forest – walking distance from […]