Posts Tagged ‘Cambodia’

Gems of the Mekong, South East Asia

From its source on the Tibetan Plateau in China, the Mekong River runs a 4,350km journey through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam and culminates at the Mekong Delta close to Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam.  The Mekong is a vital source for all the countries that touch it and life on its banks has not changed for thousands of years. Indeed, it’s delta is known as the ‘rice bowl of Vietnam’.

Inspiration for your Easter Holidays

When it comes to holiday planning, it pays to think ahead. Many popular destinations are booking up fast for April and the Easter holidays in particular, so our travel experts have compiled some recommendations to ensure you don’t miss out – whether you are seeking action and adventure, peace and solitude, or a traditional family holiday in the sun. Here are just a few suggestions to inspire your plans this Easter:

Beyond the Temples at Angkor Wat

You have to fly over the Angkor heritage site to appreciate its vast size. The site covers some 400 km2 and six hundred years of Khmer empire building leaving as evidence an enormous complex of Buddhist and Hindu temples, monuments and deserted cities. Several days are required to even begin to do justice to the ‘top sights’ of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei and Preah Khan. Angkor Wat alone has walls extending almost half a mile; the largest religious monument in the world covers 500 acres. Though utterly absorbing, you would be forgiven for feeling a little ‘templed out’ after a day or two. There is much to see and do, however, to break the temple visits. Our Cambodia specialist, Melissa Matthews, explores Siem Reap and its environs to offer alternatives to the temples:

Spring Break Holidays Around the World

As winter very slowly recedes and fades into spring, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and consider a break to restore body and soul. Perhaps a short hop to Europe to enjoy the time honoured culture and traditions for which the continent is so famous, or perhaps some family adventures in Oman or South Africa. Explore the emerging hot spots in south-east Asia or simply unwind and enjoy the harbour views from your pool in Antigua. Red Savannah CEO, George Morgan-Grenville, suggests destinations for a spring break this year.

If camping to you conjures up images of muddy wellies and sheltering under leaky canvas in a field somewhere in the Brecon Beacons, think again. Luxury camping is on the rise, taking guests to some of the most stunning landscapes, leaving barely a footprint. Creature comforts abound: high thread count linens on four poster beds, fluffy pillows and towels, hot showers, fine dining and even libraries and cocktail bars, all with the backdrop of somewhere incredibly beautiful.