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The cocktail hour spent sitting by the Indian Ocean, and dinner with friends in Sri Lanka’s most beautiful hotel

Yesterday, I spent my last solo day in Sri Lanka, living a Travelife, taking it easy and doing the things I love. For one thing, I woke up at 530 AM here and then I actually slept again. When I’m traveling with someone, I almost never get to do this because there’s either a schedule …

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A consultation with an ayurvedic doctor at the Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilion in Negombo, Sri Lanka

A few days ago, in Sri Lanka living a Travelife, I was at the Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilion in the beach town of Negombo, to experience ayurveda Sri Lanka-style. I’m a big fan of ayurveda, and I wish I could do the treatments more often. Scroll down to read more… THE WONDERS OF AYURVEDA I also …

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The Caudalie Spa at Les Etangs de Corot in Versailles, and Caudalie’s Eau de Beaute

Last week in France, living a Travelife, I booked us a stay at Les Etangs de Corot, a stylish four-star hotel about five-minutes by car from Versailles, that’s affiliated with the famous Les Sources de Caudalie Hotel & Spa in Bordeaux. Les Sources de Caudalie Hotel & Spa is a member of the Small Luxury …

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Part 2 of our visit to a French aristocrat’s family home and winery in Bordeaux, and everyone is here for Vinexpo this weekend

So there we were in Pommerol, visiting a local aristocrat with 500 years of winemaking history in his family, and very much enjoying our never-endingly eventful Travelife in Bordeaux. It was the start of one of the busiest times of the year in Bordeaux, as Vinexpo 2013 was just about to open. Practically every major …

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A lovely bed-and-breakfast called Manoir les Minimes in the castle town of Amboise, in the Loire Valley

Along the way from Paris to Bordeaux, living a Travelife, we stopped midway for one night. Paris – Bordeaux covers a distance of about 600 kilometers, and I just didn’t want to be spending six hours straight in a car. So I booked a stay in a typical bed-and-breakfast place in the Loire Valley simply …

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Weekend at Eskaya in Bohol, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels (SLH) group

I spent last weekend in Bohol, at the lovely Eskaya Resort on Panglao Island. It was pretty much a spur-of-the-moment decision, as I was originally supposed to be in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. When my KL meeting got canceled, I decided to take advantage of my suddenly free weekend to go and see a bit …

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Meeting Mr. Perfect in Bangkok, on a perfectly wonderful day, in the beautiful The Siam

Some days are better than others, in a never-endingly eventful Travelife, even if almost everyday is interesting and fulfilling. And today certainly counts as one of the best days so far of 2013. Coincidentally, it’s also the first official day of my Travelife 2013. Yes, my Travelife for the year started today, and it certainly …

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