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47 Jobner Bagh Jaipur – Boutique Hotel Review

I adore a place that is unique and luxurious.  But the real charm is when it doesn’t realise how great it is.  47 Jobner Bagh was delightedly all of these, and perfect.  I would love to have stayed longer, but we were splitting our time in Jaipur between here and…

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Oberoi Rajvillas Jaipur – Luxury Hotel Review

From the moment we arrived at The Oberoi Rajvillas to the time we dragged ourselves on to Goa (#firstworldproblems) we were spell-bound. I am well aware one gets what is paid for, but sometimes a place and its staff are so special that it is unforgettable and pleasurable in a way…

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Alila Diwa Goa – Luxury Hotel Review

We spent 3 days in Goa and chose to stay at the Alila Diwa hotel near Majorda beach.  It’s located in South Goa – the quiet and sleepy bit of Goa.  There are larger hotels in the area, but this stood out as somewhere a bit more personal and unique.…

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Rest and relaxation in Goa and Mumbai

It would have been so easy to have spent all our time in India immersed in the culture of Rajasthan.  We almost did.  But I really wanted beach and pool time and when I asked our agent if we could fit this in the answer was a resounding yes. We…

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Two days in Jaipur

We loved our time in Jaipur. It was the full package. Clean and ordered (relatively speaking), pretty, blue skies (no fog), we bumped into friends (yes – really), history and views, as well as amazing food and incredible hotels. Jaipur very much got the Parker seal of approval. We had…

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One day in Agra

Agra was our second base and was actually somewhere I wasn’t initially planning to visit.  I couldn’t fathom how one building could justify a 3 hour drive.  But the drive was of course worthwhile, and there’s more than one thing to see! Agra wasn’t our favourite place.  Mainly due to us…

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One day in Delhi

Delhi is where our Indian adventure began.  Colleagues of mine are always here and told me it was the right city to quickly immerse ourselves in the sights, smells and sounds of India. We had just over 24 hours in the city.  Our guide Punam (an expert, she’s shown Ralph Fiennes around)…

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My instagram tour of Incredible India

I have so much to tell you about India – one of the most inspiring and enjoyable trips we have ever taken. “So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country the the sun visits on…

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My top 10 travel highlights of 2016

What a year 2016 has been globally.  My top 10 highlights may well sound frivolous and privileged in a year when the world has been full of sadness, unrest and nasty surprises.  But they made us smile, laugh and relax after some challenging years. Its been good for the soul.  I’m amazed we…