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How I beat the paps

Richie Strahan in Bali, Image: Sunshine Coast Daily The production company had it all locked down – watertight – top secret – right to the last minute as they checked in for their flight to `Denpasar on the Island of the `Gods – Bali. Australia’s most annoying and persistent paparazzi –...

Hotel Review: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Gaafu Alifu is one of the world’s most remote and pristine atolls, found at the southernmost reach of The Maldives. Its far-flung Indian Ocean position and exquisite natural beauty make it the ultimate escape and it is here you will find the luxurious Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. A stay...

Magical Maldives at Mercure Kooddoo

As my flight soared upwards, high over the glimmering Gold Coast beaches of Australia, I contemplated the possibility that I may have made a big mistake by booking a trip to the Maldives. Why, when we have such beautiful, pristine, white sand beaches, with crystal clear water did I need...

Hotel Review: Pullman Maamutaa Resort Maldives

The Pullman Maldives is the first all-inclusive property in the brand. Set amidst 18 hectares of lush tropical flora and fauna on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the art and design experience here is fantastic, with buildings splashed with colours which pop against the ocean backdrop. The main...

Overview: Rwanda

You could be mistaken for being in a different country when visiting Rwanda. It is unlike other African countries, maybe even unlike any other country in the world. You can forget the raw, authentic and traditional Africa. The roads are impeccably maintained, rubbish is nearly non...

Akagera National Park

Located in North Eastern Rwanda, at the country’s border with Tanzania, is Akagera National Park. Named after River Kagera, this National Park is dominated by swamps and small lakes that flow in the wake of River Kagera. These water sources create a spectacular backdrop for the rolling...

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Catching a glimpse of Nyungwe forest, tucked away in the middle of tea Plantations and rolling hills, it’s vastness can be deceptive. The largest tropical afro Montane rainforest east or central Africa, Nyungwe forest is probably the most preserved forest in Africa. Nyungwe Forest...

Penang Re-Born

Facing the Straits of Malacca, Penang was one of the great trading ports in South East Asia.  Once part of the Sultanate of Kedah, it was ceded to the British East India Company on the strength of a lie in 1786. The British may have been the administrators, but it was the Chinese who...