Put down the chopsticks and back away from the poison sushi

“Is there a doctor on board?” The good, bad and ugly of in-flight illness

June 16th, 2010 in Asian travel by Sarah Lee 1

Tucking into my fresh sushi purchased from Bangkok airport I had no idea of the grief it was soon to impart on my body. Food poisoning is never pretty but when you find yourself hogging the toilet at 39,000-ft on a 12-hour flight it’s really unpleasant! But everything in life is an experience and this taught me much about flying.

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At the Cape of Good Hope

Hit the road for a Cape adventure

June 10th, 2010 in African travel by Terry Lee 0

If travel is about the journey as much as the destination South Africa has it all, with some brilliant opportunities to take to the road. Just one of the great trips we undertook was from Cape Town along the Cape Peninsular to Cape Point – a journey of some 65 kilometres encapsulating awesome landscapes.

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World Cup scores - they're in your hands

Make your World Cup predictions

June 4th, 2010 in African travel by Sarah Lee 5

It’s a knock out – the finest festival of football on the planet is hotting up so make your score predictions in our World Cup 2010 competition. This is your chance to be a World Cup winner – the person with the most points gets the latest fab guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, courtesy of our friends at Lonely Planet.

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The World Cup scores - they're in your hands | pic Dreamstime

World cup predictions rankings

June 4th, 2010 in World Cup by Sarah Lee 0

Who’s crystal ball has proved most reliable? Who’s going to be crowned World Cup king? And who will win Lonely Planet’s guide to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland? It’s a game of two halves but you don’t need to be Rooney, Messi, Kaka, Ronaldo or Torres to win. You just need to guess who might […]

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Euphoria at the World Cup as Australia knock out Croatia

Party like it’s the World Cup

May 28th, 2010 in European travel by Terry Lee 1

As the football World Cup in South Africa approaches it brings back great memories of the festival of fun we enjoyed at the last one in Germany. We’d applied for tickets over a year before and secured some for Serbia/Montenegro v Ivory Coast. Not the most mouth-watering game, but it was the World Cup and the occasion was the attraction.

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Are hotels navigating their way to free wifi?

Wifi report could sway hotel bookings

May 1st, 2010 in Free wifi campaign by Sarah Lee 6

I’ve written a few posts on this blog about wifi provision in hotels and in particular about the need for hotels to stop charging exorbitant rates. For me, wifi and in particular the availability of free wifi, has become a decision-maker in choosing my hotel. This week HotelChatter published their annual Hotel Wifi Report for 2010. It makes for fascinating reading.

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Gekko combines technology with great deals to help source your perfect hotel

Check in with Gekko for hotel deals

April 30th, 2010 in Hotels by Sarah Lee 2

I recently attended a travel bloggers event hosted by Gekko, hotel recommendation engine, and friend of this blog. I was first introduced to Gekko last year and thought it sounded like a good way to find a hotel that’s right up your street. But it’s now added booking partners Expedia, LateRooms, Travel Intelligence and Booking.com to offer up some great rates.

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Thailand's renowned for idyllic beaches like Railay, Krabi

Deepening Thai troubles scar country

April 28th, 2010 in Asian travel by Terry Lee 0

Thailand’s political situation has been worsening – last year pro-government protesters (yellow shirts) blockaded Bangkok’s airport, halting flights for days. Now it’s anti-government protesters (red shirts) that are shouting loudest and the ensuing civil unrest has resulted in a number of countries, the UK included, warning against all non-essential travel to Thailand.

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A traditional Turkish hammam

A Turkish treat for two – a traditional hammam

April 23rd, 2010 in European travel by Sarah Lee 3

Yesterday we wrote about our experiences of a Turkish hammam in a five-star hotel in Antalya. As wonderful as it was we all know that five-star hotels are not the most likely place for an authentic experience. So we decided to try a traditional hammam in Antalya’s old town for size.

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Lonely Planet guide to Paris free on iTunes

Lonely Planet apps offer shows we love guides

April 23rd, 2010 in European travel by Sarah Lee 0

In this time of travel need many companies have tried to help people stranded by the ash cloud from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano. And Lonely Planet is no exception. The travel guide publisher gave away copies of 13 of their iPhone/iPod European city guide apps free this week.

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