Beethoven’s Third Symphony was thoughtfully entitled ‘la Heroica’ or Heroic in English. Thank goodness he didn’t stick to his original plan and call it ‘Bonaparte’. After all, it was a piece written in 1804 aboutContinue reading
Whistling through the streets, Rafael Nunez Airport disappearing in the rear view mirror, you could be fooled into believing you are on the outskirts of almost any Colombian town. Modern dwellings, skyscrapers in Bocagrande, twentyContinue reading
The Singular pays homage to the buildings and founder’s rich historical importance. The hotels’ restored wood dock hovers over the Fjord looking out to the Pacific, where ships took wool to all over the globe. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the bustle and shouting of workmen loading up the ships.
King Street Townhouse, Manchester Manchester, the northern powerhouse for culture, music and food has come into its own over the last number of years and Eclectic Hotels have taken up the mantle and opened twoContinue reading
The sticky heat settles on your brow the minute the air hostess commands ‘doors to manual’ and you step out onto the tarmac that is Ben Gurion Airport. A short taxi ride and you are in the centre of Tel Aviv, Israel’s vivacious beating heart. Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times, the second city that never sleeps has a way of drawing out your hedonistic side.
Stand completely still. Listen carefully. Gather your heightened senses; see, hear, smell, taste. Red desert dust escapes skyward. Rustling and grunting ensue. Scratching and snorting. Your eyes dart around, trying to lock eyes on theContinue reading
‘You have to stay here at least once in your lifetime’. That’s the tag line. As plumes of grey smoke and the thunderous boom of the Noon Gun forever consign the Cape Grace and CapeContinue reading
It doesn’t often rain in Madrid. It’s known to, but not often. The ominous, heaving, dark clouds could’ve spelt the beginning of a rather damp weekend. But they didn’t. They couldn’t. Nothing could have dampenedContinue reading