Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

Optimal Fitness at Kamalaya

Having spent the summer mainly on planes and in cars, travelling the world checking out some of the best health retreats out there I am, ironically, feeling the need to stretch my legs. My week-long stay at Kamalaya on Koh Samui presents the ideal opportunity for this, renowned as it is for its excellent facilities and treatments . I’ve been jogging and doing a bit of yoga at home but really want to kick start my fitness with an intensive week of personal training.

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’.

Five Great Places to Enjoy Christmas in the Sun

Christmas is a magical time at home for many, but lots of us would willingly board a plane and exchange winter attire for beachwear. Our destination specialists have shortlisted five destinations across the globe, for those in hot pursuit of a villa or tailor-made holiday in the sun this coming Christmas.

Alternative Christmas Holidays

Whether you have a perfect family gathering in mind or an escape from seasonal obligations, the Christmas holiday period offers a wealth of opportunity from bucket list adventures to a relaxing dose of winter sunshine. How about New Year with the Maharajah of Jodhpur or waking up in a private Omani desert camp or a beautiful log cabin in the Rockies? Our destination specialists have a myriad suggestions for a Christmas and New Year  to remember, not a turkey in sight.

A Journey Through Thailand – A Luxury Travel Guide

“Sawasdee Krub and welcome to the land of smiles” my guide says to me as I step out of the air conditioned airport into the Bangkok sunshine.  He was right, the Thai people are beautiful inside and out and always have a smile for everyone.  The facial gesture seems to be the default mechanism for whatever the situation; sometimes frustrating when you are trying to get your western point across.  Don’t bother, just relax and go with the flow and you will get so much more out of your time here.