Our Travels

O Mylos tou Kerata, Platanias

We were drawn to the O Mylos tou Kerata by the garden terrace overlooking the road passing through Plantanias. It is said to be one of the oldest restaurants in Crete and it’s in a spectacular setting. The terrace is shaded by fruit trees laden heavy with oranges and lemons, as well as vines. I liked the hanging picture frames in the trees, drawing attention to the natural art growing there. At the back there is a Venetian watermill dating…

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Cafe Enasma

Cafe Enasma, Lake Agia

After picking up our hire car from Chaniá, we decided to head for Omalos to see if we could reach the snow capped mountains. We were on the look out for a taverna stop on the way, and was intrigued by the swan signage for Cafe ?????? on the lake. We were delighted to find this lovely taverna right on the edge of the water, with a choice of tables set in a shaded garden terrace. The scent from the…

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Domes Noruz Loft

Domes Noruz Chania, Crete

We were impressed by the Domes Noruz Chania beachfront property in the village of Agioi Apostoloi, this area is very popular with locals at the weekend and the natural park is fiercely protected against development. This luxury 5* hotel has 83 suites with 2 swimming pools, 1 restaurant and 2 bars. Chaniá is only 2.5km away for a city vibe and the beautiful Venetian harbour in the old town. The holiday resorts of Agia Marina and Porto Plananias are along…

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Porto Platanias Chania

Travel Conference Crete 2017

It’s hardly been worth storing the suitcases away as we are heading to Crete this week for our travel conference. Our first trip to Crete was on our spring conference 2 years ago, this time we’re looking forward to meeting up with colleagues, plus we’ve added a couple of days on to explore the island for ourselves. On our last visit we flew into Heraklion and stayed at Capsis Crystal Energy by the village of Agia Pelagia. This time we…

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A Symphony of Light Hong Kong

A Week In Hong Kong

Hong Kong was amazing, everything we’d hoped for and some. We were constantly on the go, out exploring everyday, we slept like the dead every night and didn’t suffer with jet lag on arrival or after our trip. I put the lack of jet lag down to flying to our long haul destinations overnight where we try to sleep as much as possible. On arrival we force ourselves into the local timezone for eating and sleeping, for us it’s imperative…

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Mike in Hong Kong

Mike’s Thoughts On Hong Kong

This was a very personal trip for me – I was born in Hong Kong and lived there until I was 12 years old. I was hoping to find a few of the places I remembered, but also to look at it objectively as a holiday destination. I have to admit, that when Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, I expected it to lose it’s identity and to be absorbed into the communist People’s Republic of China, but…

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HK Museum

Hong Kong Museum Of History

We visited the history museum while we were on holiday on the island. From a selfish point of view, I wanted to see what was there relating to my time living on the island, but I was also fascinated to find out more about the country and it’s development. Hong Kong really only came onto the world map in 1841, when, after the first opium war, the island was granted in perpetuity to the United Kingdom, and the new territories…

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Korea Restaurant

Korea Restaurant, Hong Kong

We were walking back to our hotel at North Point, through Wanchai and Causeway Bay and we were looking for somewhere to enjoy our evening meal. We paused to check the menu out at Korea Restaurant and Jackie leaped up from the chair he was sitting on outside, and proceeded to persuade us to go in and try a traditional Korean barbecue. Never having eaten Korean style food before, we didn’t know what to expect, but it turned out to…

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Our Travels

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