Petite France, Strasbourg

Surprised by Strasbourg

Strasbourg surprised me. To begin with it’s in France, not Germany! The city doesn’t feel French at all, and with it’s architecture, cuisine and name, Strasbourg bears more resemblance to it’s sister towns across the German border, a mere 4 kms away. Historically Strasbourg has changed hands on numerous occasions, being in German possession after the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 until the Treaty of Versailles passed it
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Our deluxe room (no. 107) at Hotel Le Colombier, full of beams!

A unique sleep in Colmar at Hotel Le Colombier

You may know by now that I’m kinda fussy when it comes to where I stay on my travels. I’ve been known to choose our entire destination based on some quirky accommodation gem I’ve discovered, and sometimes even because I’ve fallen in love with a particularly lovely bathroom I’ve seen on a website. Yep, some of our trips have been simply because I like the look of
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Taking a stroll in the Fishmongers District is a must for any visitor to Colmar

Colour and cobbles in Colmar

The entire sum of what I knew about Alsace before I visited Colmar could be counted on one hand. Thanks to fancying my high school history teacher I knew that Alsace-Lorraine was annexed to France after the First World War, and back again to Germany during World War II. I knew Alsace was famous for it’s wine. And I knew that quiche Lorraine was very tasty! Other than that
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Hiking from Armed to Imlil, Morocco

What does luxury travel really mean?

Any blogger with their eye on the ball will know in order to be successful they must represent a particular niche, rather than being a Jack of all trades, or in this case, travels. I spent a long time working out just what the Conversant Traveller brand is, and came up with this: Adventures with personality and a splash of authentic luxury It was the word ‘luxury’ that
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The Passage Hotel, Basel, Switzerland

Contemporary zen at The Passage Hotel, Basel

There’s nowhere quite like Basel, where a thriving contemporary arts scene peacefully coexists with one of Europe’s great historical hubs. In fact the two compliment each other so well it is difficult to imagine one without the other. The city is a magnet for architecture and design, and effectively Basel is one unique cultural museum. With such a focus on technology and art, and the increase
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Early morning game drive in Ulusaba

Ingredients for a perfect honeymoon in South Africa

Hubbie and I spent our honeymoon backpacking around South America. We snorkelled with sea-lions in the Galapagos, chewed coca leaves in Cusco and pretended (with varying degrees of success) to be cowboys on the slopes of Cotopaxi in Ecuador. We also spent a considerable amount of time hugging toilet bowls, waiting hours for buses and generally feeling wretched. Not the most romantic of starts, but
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