The jewel that is Rhodes

The fires on the island of Rhodes have shocked the world. We can only hope that recovery will be swift and the island can return to being the finest jewel of the Dodecanese islands of the Aegean Sea. Sandwiched between Crete and Turkey’s coastline, it boasts dazzling beaches, historic medieval towns and whitewashed villages. The...
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Inside the pyramid

Arriving at the only surviving Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still standing today, is a thrill in itself. The largest of the pyramids of Giza known as Cheops or Khufu, dominates the landscape and is thought to have been completed around 2560 BC. It originally stood at 481 feet but due to...
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Mountain Magic

You know when you’re there. The pure alpine air is intoxicating and peace descends. Suddenly you are immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Tasmania’s wilderness icon, Cradle Mountain. If this destination is not yet on your list, then it’s time it was. This dramatic rugged mountain will leave you jaw-dropping through its own unique...
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“CC” is for Château de Chenonceau

The magnificent Château de Chenonceau is characterised by the lives of the historic and famous women who occupied, added to, landscaped and embellished it, ensuring its place in the rich tapestry of French history. A jewel in its own right, the castle was gifted by King Henry II of France to Diane de Poitiers, a clever...
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A Paris pit stop – Galeries Lafayette

The flagship store of Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris is   sheer heaven for shopping and second only to the Eiffel Tower as the most visited monument in Paris. Opened in 1912 it’s art nouveau design includes a breathtaking glass dome (43m high) that floods golden light into the...
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