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A flying visit to Flatdogs Camp in Zambia

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Introduction The story so far: after spending a week in Malawi during my month-long trip to Africa earlier this year to attend three travel trade shows, I had five days I needed to fill. The third and final expo was Indaba in Durban, South Africa. Rather than getting there way ahead of schedule and whiling […]

Something for the weekend – Copperhill Mountain Lodge, Åre, Sweden

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I’ve been meaning to reboot this series of articles for some time as I realise that not everyone (myself included) has the opportunity to travel to Japan every week. On the other hand, taking a short break every now and again is within the reach of most readers of this site and can be just as […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Ouagadougou campsite, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Hotel Review – Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

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[UPDATE: I stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof in February 2012, this time in a studio apartment. Once again I had a wonderful experience and my top score of 6/6 remains in place – also for those travelling alone] Having stayed at – and been wowed by – the Adina Apartment Hotel in […]

Accommodation Review: Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe, Malawi

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What we tell people: A wonderful place to stay just 8km from the centre of town, Kumbali offers peace and tranquility and neatly combines old-fashioned English country house ambience with African style and design. The restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in Lilongwe, the grounds are beautiful and service is friendly. No wonder Madonna […]

Hotel Review – Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo, London, England

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Image (c) 2015 Hampton Remember we were in London last month for some more Pottering about? As detailed in the pre-trip itinerary that was published a few days beforehand I had made arrangements to stay at two different hotels in order to se different parts of the city and review them. On the first night in […]