Hello from Melissa in Poland

| Europe

We are half way through our cruise with Hapag-Lloyd (Spring on the Baltic Sea) and are presently docking in Gdynia, Poland. The MS Europa 2 is a beautiful vessel, immaculate & elegent – definately 5+.  The suites are spacious and well appointed, and with German efficiency everything works.  Service is very attentive and the food….I […]

Watching the world go by from our floating hotel

| Cambodia|Vietnam

We drove for about an hour from Ho Chi Min City today to one of the arms of the Mekong and boarded Aqua Mekong.  A gorgeous new cruise ship that can take up to 40 guests with huge cabins with floor to ceiling windows and wonderful food. No expense has been spared in it’s design or furnishings. Aqua […]

You can’t help but relax with a view like this!

| Vietnam

It’s 6.30am and we’ve already had a plunge in our private pool at the lovely Banyan Tree Lang Co in central Vietnam.  Roger and I have had two peaceful nights here in between the crazy rushing around in Hong Kong and the Aqua Mekong which we board today. Yesterday was Reunification Day in Vietnam with a […]

A million miles away

| Australia

We are blessed in Australia to have some truly amazing luxury accommodation  in some of the most remote areas in the world. What makes them luxurious is not gold-plated bathroom taps or extensive pillow menus with your own butler. Rather,  it is the very fact that you can have your own bathroom with hot and […]

Truffle time

| Europe

Time to get on our bikes and discover the food and wines Piedmont… Nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean, we’re now in the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement on our Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour. We missed the Giro ‘Wine Time Trial’ but are enjoying our own trail in this gorgeous region. Rolling hills […]