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Two Drops

Two Drops in the Ocean off India's south coast are highlights of any traveller's diary.
The larger one hangs precariously like a teardrop from the southern tip of India, oft called by poets and those in days past with literary imagination, Serendib, but called by its British colonial masters, Ceylon, before finally reverting to the Sinhalese name of Sri Lanka following the island's independence.
A much tinier one, a mere dot really, some five hundred miles south called Meerufenfushi, is one of the Maldives coral atolls barely above sea level that tantalises tourists to its white talcum powder beaches and azure-blue lagoons.

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The Bel-Aire of Bangkok

Take off the 'e' and you get Bel-Air a suburb of Los Angeles, California (named by its Portuguese founder, 'City of Angels'). Eight thousand two hundred and sixty three miles away is another 'City of Angels' -  Bangkok (called such by its Thai population) and almost hidden away in the frenetic mix of urban infrastructure and daily life, is another 'Bel-Aire' but this little gem is a hotel called the Bel-Aire Princess.
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Kayaking in Krabi

Thailand is a country of many contrasts...having made seven separate tours to it during the past decade, I can vouch for that. Most UK citizens will have heard of Pattaya, Phuket, and Ko Samui, resorts very popular with tourists from all parts of the world, but Krabi has never been in that league.

That's precisely why I wanted to visit and discover the facts for myself. I chose the latter part of October running into early November, which offered me more price flexibility at the time of year when Thailand's 'low season' changes to its 'high' one.

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Tasting Kerala

India is big – very big. So big in fact that choosing a holiday destination in such a multi-faceted country is difficult, to say the least. It may be that prior ‘homework’ has narrowed a traveler’s choice on the grounds of climate, time of year, cultural interest, architecture, flora and fauna or even a yen to sample the days of the Raj.

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Captivating Cambodia

Captivating Cambodia | Why Cambodia? Why captivating? Why not?

Having toured most regions of neighbouring Thailand over the past twenty-five years, the urge to see the 7th World Heritage Wonder, Angkor Wat for myself, finally overcame previous concerns as to the stability of Cambodia as a holiday destination for British tourists.

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