Posts Tagged ‘ India ’

Through Karnataka on the Golden Chariot

May 23rd, 2011 | By

Frederic continues his journey on the Golden Chariot, distracted only by food, markets and the heritage of India!

The Golden Chariot:Tamil Nadu and Kerala

May 22nd, 2011 | By

You’ve got to southern India. Now, facing you, is another world; a world of warmth, colours, smells, and exciting discoveries. “Splendour of the South,” the name of the east tour, leaves Bangalore in the early evening and, after a night trip, you reach Chennai (Madras), this vibrating crowded town lying on the shores of the Gulf of Bengal. The huge variety of colourful, silk saris – the traditional womens wear – immediately catches your eye. The warm and humid air is continuously filled with the
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“Murder on the Golden Chariot” the unknown novel by Agatha Christie

May 21st, 2011 | By

Frederic starts his four part story of a trip on one of the luxury trains of the world, the Golden Chariot with a desription of the train and his journey.

Where the Experts Holiday: Jonny Bealby of Wild Frontiers Adventure Travel

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

Jonny Bealby the ex-travel writer set up Wild Frontiers so that he could share the sort of experiences he had as a writer. Today he tells us where he likes to holiday

Where The Experts Holiday: Brett Perkins, director of communications at The Savoy

Jan 19th, 2011 | By

Brett Perkins, director of communications at The Savoy (a Fairmont Hotel And Resort), London’s first luxury hotel, on Ethiopia, India and his iconic hotel

Going global

Jan 15th, 2011 | By

Heading to Dubai for the kingdom of bling’s shopping festival? Hit the malls by all means, but be sure to get yourself to Global Village where you can shop and eat your way around the world…

The Album: January 2011

Jan 9th, 2011 | By

CD Traveller reader, Emilie Scholey, takes us on a tour of her five favourite destinations

Athletes appreciated the Commonwealth Games

Nov 10th, 2010 | By

There was a lot of criticism levelled at last month’s Commonwealth Games. Held in Delhi (India), the games were dogged by accusations of corruption and construction delays right up until the last minute.

Everywhere’s Been Visited

Oct 7th, 2010 | By

To those adventurous who say they are not sure where to go next because they have been everywhere, done everything there comes from national geographic a salutary reminder that this world of ours is bigger than we thought. Given how many humans there are in the world and the level of exploration there has been you would have thought what else was left to find.

Frommer’s Top 12

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By

Each year, Frommer’s (the people who produce travel guidebooks and magazines) poll their readers to see what the destinations for 2010 would be. Primarily American vote for this so it does tend to reflect where Americans holiday but this year it includes the Scilly Isles. It doesn’t really say why they were voted for but just gives a potted tourism pitch. I’m not complaining but sometimes when surveys like this take place it would be nice to know what appeals to readers.

There are lots of reasons to visit the Scillies; the weather, the sandy beaches, the subtropical plants that grow there and, lets face it, the fact that you don’t have to change currency or speak another language. Frommer’s only warning is to book well ahead because accommodation is limited particulary in May when the gig races take place.

So what are the other selections by Frommer?