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Month: September 2016

5 Cute things hotels do to make you feel loved

Fortunately no towels were injured during this display of Swan towel art at the Hotel La Union Cienfuegos, Cuba I am a sucker for things that some hotels do, that just make you feel loved, and fussed over. 5. Romantic stuff, like petals in a heart shaped on your bed for your anniversary. At the Hotel De La Paix in Luang Prabang, Laos (now a Sofitel) – for our 21st anniversary. 4. Placing a bookmark in your book when you have left it upturned on your bedside table, or splayed out on your sun lounge while taking a dip....

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Royal Suite Room Upgrade in 5 pictures

Because our villa pool turned green with envy just like the pool at the Rio Olympics, the management at Four Seasons Sayan offered us a choice of options for alternate accommodation. One was the three bedroomed Royal Suite. Well it would have been rude to say no. Full review coming in the future – but for now here are three pictures of our new three bedroom  ‘suite’ with its magnificent view down the river. The entrance – with a roof that has lilly and lotus ponds, a rooftop bale, and a red rice paddy, oh and some stone guardians....

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Bali-hi has called me in 3 pictures

Our quickish decision  because of a fantastic Qantas Holidays deal sees us in Bali this week, Full reports to come, but here is our trip and arrival on three pictures. Skyteam Lounge with considerably more foliage, but the same orange banquettes. Made it into the Skyteam lounge due to a status match with Qantas Gold status through Alitalia’s frequent flyer program. Probably not actually going to fly with Alitalia, so glad I got this benefit before the card outdates in early 2017.  Also discovered that the Skyteam Lounge at Sydney International is also a Priority Pass lounge. Oh, and...

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