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hereAttitude Hotels Mauritius

Attitude Hotels Mauritius

I’ve been invited to Mauritius for a conference on digitalisation and sustainability in tourism and the itinerary says I’m staying at an Attitude Hotel… Mmmm, I think, what is Attitude? Thanks to google I find that the Collins English Dictionary says ‘Your attitude to something is the way that you think and feel about it, especially when this shows in the way you behave.’ […]

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here‘Our Dream’ for Anvil Bay Chemucane

‘Our Dream’ for Anvil Bay Chemucane

Mine are the only footsteps to be seen along this stretch of beach at Anvil Bay. The sun warms my bare shoulders and my toes revel in the softness of the fine white sand. The words, ‘I dream of Africa’ fill my mind – words uttered by Italian writer Kuki Gallman, and immortalised in the […]

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hereReunion – 10 Reasons why you just HAVE to Go

Reunion – 10 Reasons why you just HAVE to Go

Whether you refer to this magical place as Ile Bourbon, Ile de la Reunion or even La Petite France as it is sometimes referred to as, you will fall in love with its volcanic landscapes and clear blue lagoons, the wild adventures, colourful cuisine and the wonderful Creole people that call this island home. If […]

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hereDesert Nights MTB Tour

Desert Nights MTB Tour

Desert Nights – ‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…’ this is what came to mind when I was first asked whether I would join the Desert Knights Tour in September 2015. The idea of travelling to Namibia and spending five days of my time there on a mountain bike seemed a bit […]

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hereConstance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles – we chat about Sustainability

Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles – we chat about Sustainability

Constance Ephelia – Having rained overnight, the paths were wet and water droplets glistened on the vegetation – the birdsong a delightful chorus in the early morning. Mist draped the surrounding mountains of the Morne Seychelles National Park, the sea reflecting the grey of the clouds hanging low on the horizon. None of this detracted […]

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hereMaputo, Mozambique’s capital city

Filed in Africa, Destination Africa, Mozambique by on January 26, 2014
Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city

My first glimpse of Maputo was from the air, the red earth punctuated with occasional glistening rooftops, the new metal surprisingly untarnished. Reflecting what Maputo and indeed much of Moçambique is like – a war-torn country that has survived both a war of independence and a civil war that is now securing investment and showing […]

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hereZalala Beach Lodge, where community matters…

Zalala Beach Lodge, where community matters…

As day breaks, the fishermen and boys appear with their boats and nets in search of the day’s catch and the sounds of their voices fill the air, along with the sounds of the breeze and the splashing of the waves against the shore.  Besides drinking in this natural beauty, there are many attractions available […]

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hereNamibia – land of contrasts

Filed in Africa, Destination Africa, Namibia by on July 19, 2013
Namibia – land of contrasts

The Namibian landscape is rugged and the distances are far. Despite this harsh terrain the flora and flora has thrived here, adapting to the ruthless and somewhat unpredictable conditions. The abundance and variety of wildlife is astounding, from big game such as lion and elephant, to antelope, birds, reptiles and much more. The quest to […]

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hereThe Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

The Quirimbas Archipelago – Dream the Responsible Dream

Off Moçambique’s most northern stretch of coast lies a strand of emerald islands known as the Quirimbas Archipelago.  For centuries, the arresting quality of these islands has enslaved the imagination of many a traveller.  Ancient cartographers charted this string of idyllic coral islands as Ilhos do Cabo Delgado. Diogo do Couto, a chronicler of the […]

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herePolana Serena Hotel – colonial charm and African appeal

Polana Serena Hotel – colonial charm and African appeal

Beautifully located on one of the most sought-after avenues in the heart of the city, the Grand Dame of Maputo, as the Polana Serena Hotel is widely known as, is a majestic colonial building with a history stretching as far back as 1922. Presented in an inspirational fusion of international, African and authentically Portuguese style, […]

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