Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Kings And Caliphs With Hugh Ellwood

Guest lecturer Hugh Ellwood provides us with a very interesting blog today, looking at kings and caliphs: Arab conquests and a masterpiece of cooperation between the Christian King and the Islamic Caliph. It all centres around Spain and a time when in Western Europe,...
A Short History Of The Shwedagon Pagoda

A Short History Of The Shwedagon Pagoda

Myanmar (Burma) is one of the most interesting places on earth, we know, we’ve been there several times and we are looking forward to introducing new guests to this enchanting land during our winter season. One place we must always visit is the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is...
The Gourmet Traveller: Mumbai

The Gourmet Traveller: Mumbai

Today, our ‘Gourmet Traveller’ blog series is focusing on the flavourful delicacies and traditional dishes that await us in Mumbai – one of our favourite Asian destinations. Food and travel go hand in hand and one of the great pleasures of visiting a new city or...
City Guide: Copenhagen

City Guide: Copenhagen

“Hygge” is a Danish word that is impossible to translate and difficult to define, but loosely speaking it is that very particular concept of conviviality and comfort that lies at the heart of Danish contentment. One may be tempted to think of it as having to do with...
City Guide: Cape Town

City Guide: Cape Town

Some cities inspire with iconic attractions, others are gateways to natural wonders; some attract with delicious local food and wine, others with colourful culture. Perhaps uniquely, Cape Town offers it all. Take at least three or four days to fully appreciate its...