Article Archive for April 2013

Tropical soundtracks

April 26, 2013 - 2:33 pm | 6994 views

Part of the pleasure when choosing a private villa holiday in a tropical location like Thailand or Bali is the chance to reconnect with nature, while at the same time indulging in all the comforts and personalised luxuries of the modern world. The opportunity to re-ignite your senses to the sights and sounds of nature is a rare treat. And if you turn down the iPod and listen hard, you'll soon enjoy a whole new soundtrack to life. When you live in a contemporary urban setting, the most common …
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Newsletter April 2013

April 24, 2013 - 10:36 am | 1146 views

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Holidays in Thailand

April 24, 2013 - 10:04 am | 4935 views

The people of Thailand will celebrate no less than 15 public holidays in 2013 and three of them are coming up in May. Each one of these official days off work is attached to an important date in the Thai calendar and often includes a festival, ritual or celebration. Thailand's public holidays present the perfect opportunity to travel to the kingdom and enjoy the relaxed, festive atmosphere, especially if you can also avoid the crowds by staying in the secluded comfort of a private villa. The T …
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Tom Yam…deconstructed

April 19, 2013 - 4:42 pm | 2776 views

One of the most recognizable and noted dishes in Thai cuisine is Tom Yam -- a hot and sour soup most often prepared with shrimp (Tom Yam Koong), with other popular variations including mushrooms (Tom Yam Het). The red-tinted broth represents a perfect example of the art of Thai cuisine, where the sensations of spicy, sour, sweet, and salty are delicately balanced. To achieve the symphony of flavours in Tom yam, a handful of spices and herbs are used; while not meant to be consumed, they give …
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Thailand remains an island favourite

April 17, 2013 - 8:49 am | 1039 views

With more than 60 million reviews and opinions posted by travellers around the world, TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site …
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Stay cool, naturally

April 12, 2013 - 12:12 pm | 29735 views

Southeast Asian fruit is renowned for its diversity of sizes, shapes and flavours, but there are some foods known to naturally cool down the body, combining great taste with a healthy boost of energy and rehydration. Grabbing a juice or tea in the heat of the day can help you keep cool in the to season sunshine. Thai New Year, which is celebrated from 12 - 16 April, coincides with the hottest days of the year. Temperatures can rise to over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), which ma …
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Bicycling hits its stride in Thailand

April 11, 2013 - 3:13 pm | 928 views

Thailand is pedalling along with a global shift towards cycling as a preferred method of alternative transportation. …
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Newsletter March 2013

April 11, 2013 - 2:57 pm | 910 views

Newsletter March 2013 …
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A home cooked holidays

April 09, 2013 - 10:41 am | 2920 views

Many people book a private holiday villa on Phuket or Koh Samui simply to relax in total comfort and indulge in the wide range of personalised services provided by their villa's in-house hospitality team — which often includes a private chef. If you prefer to be more independent, however, it's still worth considering a holiday rental property that provides all the facilities of home, allowing you to cook your own meals while still enjoying the best in personalised luxury. All the top pr …
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Tropical Wedding Tips

April 05, 2013 - 10:09 am | 4956 views

Tying the knot on a paradise island by the sea is high on the list of most wanted memories for many brides from around the world, but as with any wedding there are still plenty of elements to consider. Jasmine Chuang from Hong Kong recently got married in a private villa on Phuket and shares her beach wedding tips. Being a big city girl, every single wedding I have ever attended was held in an urban hotel (save for one that particularly stood out as it was in a big country house with white ma …
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