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Hot Sticky Paradise in The Seychelles

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Steps from our door. Grande Anse.

The North Island Lodge, in the Seychelles, is the most expensive hotel in the world.  The private island boutique sanctuary which flits you in by helicopter from the main island of Mahé will tickle your wallet for a skimpy $6,695USD … a night.  The world’s second most expensive, according to Travel Mag  is here too.   Fregate Island Private can make your pirate fantasies come true for just less than $6K a night.   For these astounding rates you will have a butler at your beck and call 24/7, gourmet food, free flowing organic fruity cocktails and should you so desire, your own private beach.  This is NOT where we stayed.  But the stunning natural beauty they offer is also achievable for the more budget minded traveller.  The rainbow of birds still sing you awake and the tropical flowers still bloom and scent the breeze even when you’re paying far less.  The Seychelles are truly a tropical wonder of drool inducing beauty. Continue Reading →

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Disneyland Paris – The Same But Different

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Just another day in the café

How much time should an 11 year old spend in bars?  I’m asking for a friend.  Is too much unhealthy?  Will it warp her for later?  Or will she be so sick of the bar scene by then she’ll skip it all together?  I can almost picture her when her friends try to sneak into a club underage when they are teenagers “I’ll skip it guys, it’s not that big a deal”.  Should she know how to open and pour wine, order beer and ask for the tab in several languages?  Should she enjoy quietly sketching the events of the day or doing math problems while her parents chat away the afternoons and evenings in café after café after café?  Continue Reading →