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March 29, 2020

With over 90 recognised hotels scattered across the island, one of the hardest choices, or atleast for us, is WHERE TO STAY? I guess if you have an idea as to what you really want to see or do, this will help dictate where on the island you head, otherwise things might get a little indecisive.

When looking into visiting the island, there is the question as to how long will you be staying as if you give yourself enough time on the island, you may be able to divide your time at along differing regions and therefore giving you the opportunity to enjoy more than o...

March 26, 2020

Role back eight million years and as you sail across the South Western region of the Indian Ocean, 855 kilometres east of Madagascar, there would have been nothing much apart from the sight of open water for as far as the eye can see. Today crossing this exact same location will provide you with the magnificent sight of the island of Mauritius. Sitting proud above the surrounding, contrasting but complimentary crystal clear turquoise waters, it is an island that has evolved and blossomed since its formation from what was a volcanic eruption.

So, when you think...

March 26, 2020

Affectionately known as “The Land of Open Spaces”, Namibia is distinguished by its incredible array of formidable landscapes and extreme contrasts whereby 90% of its land is occupied by natural habitat. From the soaring ancient desert dunes of Sossussvlei and iconic monolithic rockscapes of Spitzkoppe, to the endless horizons of its savannahs and eerie windswept skeleton coastline, it is home to one of the world’s most hostile environments. However, despite its harsh conditions, Namibia does in actual fact possess a rich and diverse animal kingdom making wild...

March 26, 2020

Myanmar, having only opened up to visitors in the last decade, it is without a doubt one of Asia’s purest travel destinations.  As the largest of the mainland Southeast Asian countries and yet the fact that they are still adapting to tourists, getting around the country is a little harder and may take that bit longer than what you are used to. However, we would never quite consider this to be an inconvenience, but rather an opportunity where you are able to fully submerge yourselves in the Burmese way of life, giving you a true insight into what life is reall...

March 26, 2020

As most borders are now being shut, businesses are entering a state of temporary hibernation and with social gatherings a big no no, we write to you from our apartment out in Dubai. Although we are still yet to experience any form of a lockdown, measures here in the UAE are however being implemented in order to help suppress the spread of such a pandemic.

Despite Dubai International Airport usually being one of the busiest on the planet, and a common connection between Europe and Asia, flight cancellations have unsurprisingly become a common call across all te...

November 23, 2019

Mangawhai, New Zealand … to most people across the globe, this small Northern seaside town carries absolutely no significance and as you read this yourselves it probably does not quite mean much either, or at least it didn’t to us when we first heard about it. It may not be on Lonely Planet’s Top 20 places to visit but for all Gibraltarians there is something a little interesting about a specific Te Arai Beach in terms of geographical location when compared to that of Gibraltar’s.

Unbeknown to even many of the locals of Mangawhai (pronounced Mangafi), their ve...

November 21, 2019

Croatia, a small European gem which sprawls along the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea, home to some magnificent heart-warming ancient roman remains, stunning picturesque traditional towns and pristine untouched coastlines. In addition, its 2000 kilometres of rugged coastline is also home to over 1000 Islands, Isles and Inlets. Although city breaks to the likes of Zagreb and all-inclusive getaways to Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik are all pretty enjoyable, exploring the many well-preserved islands does however give you a slightly more unique experience and a...

January 14, 2018

When visiting Eastern Africa for an unforgettable wildlife encounter, most would head over to the Serengeti in search of the Big Five and the Wildebeest Migration. As the better well known, the more accessible and a cheaper overall experience it is understandable as to why it is the more popular, however having been fortunate enough to now have experienced them both … there are few experiences quite like Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park!

Mountain Gorillas are one of two sub-species of the Eastern Gorilla (the other being Eastern Lowlan...

January 4, 2018

​The Norweigian fjords have forever portrayed Norway as a country of natural beauty, with its magnificent dramatic landscapes surrounded by many deep narrow waterways which meander inland off the North Atlantic Ocean. 

The Lofoten Islands, arguably Norway’s most beautiful corner, is an astonishing archipelago which continuously leaves you astounded as you turn each and every corner across the 1227 square kilometres of dramatic mountains and peaks, towns and beaches that are all surrounded by sheltered bays and narrow waterways as well as the open Atlantic Ocea...

January 1, 2018

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With so much to potentially see across the North-Western region of Tanzania and so many competitive tour operators offering very similar opportunities, the big question is how best to split up your journey and with who?

Having wanted to maximise our time during our safari across the national parks and conservation areas, we were after more of a tailor-made safari which focused on our preferences in terms of the parks, accommodation and animals as opposed to a standard pre-plan...

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