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Lazy Days in Menorca

If you’ve got rest and relaxation on the agenda, with lazy days spent snoozing on the beach or pleasant walks through beautiful landscapes, Menorca would certainly tick all the right boxes. As low-key holidays go, this stunning island certainly knows how it’s done. Most resorts are clustered around attractive beaches, many of which are beautiful golden-sanded affairs with scented pines providing some welcome shelter from the midday sun, and dramatic cliffs tumbling down to rocky …

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Cherai Beach Resort, Kerala, India

Although we stayed in a self catering homestay on Cherai Beach, Kerala, India, we did spend a fair amount of time in this resort using their bar facilities and gaining internet access. The Cherai Beach Resort is classed as 4* and in many ways it lives up to this rating. In other ways it does now fall somewhat short. When newly built the resort would undoubtedly have been the cutting edge in this type of …

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Cherai Beach, Kerala, India

Cherai Beach is in the southern state of Kerala in India and faces west to south west and is further south than the popular holiday resort Goa. The beach is just outside Cochin (Kochi) which has an international airport and 2 train stations and runs for a full 10 km with the soft Arabian Sea lapping the shores. The beach itself is gently sloping lined with palm trees providing excellent safe swimming and bathing. Arguably …

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Houseboat on Kerala Backwaters, India – Gallery

Anyone visiting the Kerala state of India "God's Own Country" simply must spend a day on a houseboat operating out of Allepey in the Kerala Backwaters. The stay on board is serene, relaxing and beautiful with such a lot to see and witness. Chill out does not get better.

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India the start

This is the start of a 6 week tour of India and I am starting in Kerala to have a slow introduction to this frenetic country. The people are so friendly and the food a challenge ...beach and sea warm and wonderful.

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Giants Causeway, Ireland – Gallery

One of the natural wonders of the world and the key attraction when visiting Ireland. Basalt columns and geometric shapes are amazing.

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Paris, France – Gallery

A simply must visit European Capital, Paris has something for everyone with so many iconic monuments to discover.

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Niagara Falls, Canada/USA – Gallery

I once owned houses here and this was a trip out to see the houses and to take in Niagara...a simply breathtaking place...not the houses...the falls!! Both sides Canadian and US have two different feels to them..visit both.

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Bali, a spiritual place – Gallery

Bali is such a special and spiritual place but it also provides so much more by way of marvellous surf beaches and beautiful scenery.Sadly I lost my camera here and missed out on so many great picture opportunities.

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Christmas in New York – Gallery

What a special way to spend Xmas with my two sons...it was absolutely freezing but walking around Manhattan to take in the sights was so great. Iceskating in Central Park on Xmas day followed by festive fare of hamburger and chips!! Great

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Zante, Greek Islands – Gallery

This is a great holiday destination for old or young...there are areas of extreme activity and loads of simply beautiful places to visit and experience.

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Barcelona, Spain – Gallery

Barcelona is an exceptional city with so much to see and bus tours taking you around the Gaudi elements of the city. Olympic stadium and of course the beach make this a diverse place to visit.

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Matala Beach, Crete, Greece – Gallery

Matala is one of my favourite places in the world and to sit on the beach in this majestic cove is as close to perfection as you can come. Add to it the whole "hippy" connection and relaxed feel to Matala and you have just the best combination of sun, sea, sand, cuisine and drinks...go there tomorow!!

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Pietrapertosa, Italy – Gallery

Located in national park this is a beautiful village to visit high in the hills/mountains of southern Italy. One or two cafes and bars complement the views and general ambience of this place. You can walk up to the castle or take the "Flying Angel" 1.5 km zip wire to the village on the opposite side of the gorge....spectacular and we visited out of season so in season this would be superb.

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Pheastos, Crete, Greece – Gallery

One of the key architectural sites in Crete and indeed in the greater Greece. There is an entrance fee but it is worth a visit...beware for the super smooth worn down paving on the way up to the ancient ruins...lethal!!

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