Canouan: An island of dreams

A strong Geordie voice came over on the PA, "Ladies and Gentleman, we hope that you have had a pleasant flight and thank you very much for flying with us today on Virgin Atlantic. A very warm welcome to Antigua." In unison, the entire plane sits up ..... "only joking, welcome to Barbados! Just checking... Continue Reading →

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Oh My Bod

A charming pocket on the Mediterranean, famed for floating gulets on the crystal clear Aegean Sea, Bodrum is only four hours away by plane and yet arriving from a grizzly, grey England, I felt that I was on another planet. The rugged landscape is greener than I expected it to be with olive groves and... Continue Reading →

Salty Sardinia

Landing in Cagliari airport and whisked off on a bus through the suburban landscape gives a rather contradicting view to the romantic landscape I had imagined Sardinia to look like. As with many European cities, there are empty concrete highways with graffiti which summon up Fitzgerald's depiction of the empty quarter described in The Great... Continue Reading →

Cornish Clotted Dream

Good ol' Cornwall. Home of smugglers, clotted cream and surfing. After a brief stint in London I headed South West, very south -west, to see some friends and get some ''proper country air.' Ever a favourite for British families, Cornwall is a special place to visit for art lovers. Ben Nicholson, the celebrated war artist and... Continue Reading →

Sri Lanka

Last week I took a cheeky holiday to Sri Lanka with a friend of mine and it was wicked. Our plan was to do a little sight-seeing and then check out the surf in the south. Fortunately from Dubai, there are cheap, direct flights to Colombo daily which makes it a perfect destination for a quickie... Continue Reading →

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