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27
February
2012

Full Moon in Hoi An...Nostalgia in Vietnam

Every month at the time of the full moon, the town of Hoi An turns back the clock and gives the enterprising tourist and local alike a glimpse into the way Hoi An was in days past. All traffic is halted, all TV’s turned off and all modern lighting eliminated and replaced by colorful lanterns for which the town is famous. As you walk through old town you have the opportunity to try traditional foods and imagine this place as a bustling international port in the 17th and 18th Centuries when Western traders referred to it as Faifo.


21
February
2012

Ecuador's Amazing Amazon Parrots

When somebody says the Amazon you tend to think of Brazil because of the size of the area it includes in its boundaries. The Amazon, however can be found in other countries within South America like Peru and Colombia. We offer programs in many of these counties and each has its unique attractions but we think that Ecuador offers a good combination of relative proximity, manageable size and interesting venues in the area known as El Oriente.


15
February
2012

The Adamson Legacy – Luxury Conservation in Kenya

Thanks to a Lioness named Elsa and a Leopard named Penny, wildlife conservation went mainstream and the idea of returning animals back to the wild helped slow the depletion of many endangered species especially in East Africa.


10
February
2012

Montparnasse, a people watcher’s paradise in Paris

While there are numerous Parisian neighborhoods to claim your attention and affection, you may want to try Montparnasse for its combination of cuisine and ambiance. If you want to immerse yourself in Parisian life you can do worse than to select an outside table at La Rotonde at Place Pablo Picasso which sits at the intersection of Boulevards Raspeil and Montparnasse


05
February
2012

A Desert Blooms in Rajasthan- a Luxury Oasis in India

If you lived in India between the two World Wars and you were a British colonial administrator or from the upper strata of Indian society you would wait with eager anticipation for an invitation to attend a shooting party as guests of the Thakur of Nimaj. You would know that you would be spending time in a man-made oasis in the Rajasthani Desert; the men would spend the day in shooting parties taking time to join the ladies for afternoon tea followed by a nap and then exquisite dinners served under a starlit sky.


01
February
2012

Valparaiso: The Jewel of the Pacific Regains her Sparkle

At the height of the California Gold Rush, both miners and supplies needed to get from the Eastern United States to the West and there was, at that time, no transcontinental railroad or a Panama Canal. The option was to “Sail ‘round the Horn” rounding the tip of South America at the Straights of Magellan and heading up the Pacific Coast



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