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Pedals test the mettle in a Vietnam adventure

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  I don’t know what it was that inspired me to embark on a four-day cycling adventure in Vietnam with my (grown-up) son. We were meeting...

CARGO CULT: Cruising Pacific islands by working freighter

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Nothing adds to the pleasure of a holiday quite like watching other people working, discovers  Jimmy Thomson, especially when it's in the most remote islands...

Venice Virgin: A film festival first-timer

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Back in September 1999 (was it really that long ago?) My partner Sue and I covered the Venice Film Festival. It was her second time...

Cuba keeps the wheels turning

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March 2016 Cuba is on the move. Its government Cuba and the USA are talking about allowing direct flights from American soil, although, while the...

Cuba gets ready to rock as Obama and the Stones roll in

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"Compromiso," says Johan Machin Morales, owner of one of Cuba's most popular casa particulares, "that is all we really need." Johan is referring to Cubans'...

Perfumed path from movie madness

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Between the Cannes film festival, the motor racing Grand Prix in Monaco and billionaire weddings in Antibes you can sample more glamour along France’s...

Reviews for you

Lose yourself in the amazing Amatara wellness resort

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HOTEL REVIEW: AMATARA WELLNESS RESORT, PHUKET, THAILAND 4 / 5 stars THE LOCATION 

Como Halkin – luxxy London hotel has an unusual history

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4.5 / 5 stars THE LOCATION  When the letter comes that you’re being awarded a knighthood,...

Six Senses Singapore retreat with a taste of ancient China

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Fifty years ago she was the Kiwi Bond Girl, playing opposite, George Lazenby, the only 007 ever to hail from Australia. ...

Budget Bliss

Work for free to free the bears

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The old moon bear is not for sharing. A cracked open coconut has been tossed into his enclosure and he is alternating chews with...

Save 20% on a Darwin hotel this summer

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With its lush scenery, spectacular sunsets, and dramatic electrical storms, Darwin is the perfect destination for a short break this summer,...

Save US$1000 on an American Music themed river cruise

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Includes free pre-cruise stay, unlimited drinks and shore excursions Discover the sights and sounds of America on a...

cruising oceans and rivers of the world

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The Quiet Australian: Going solo in Saigon

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Jimmy Thomson spends almost two weeks in Vietnam's southern metropolis ... and survives to tell the tale. I recently...