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I visited Northern India in September as part of a trip organised by Transindus. It was a

very colourful 7 nights visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Delhi was a very busy city with

more people and vehicles than I had ever seen before, but fascinating to watch. Agra

bought me to the breathtaking Taj Mahal, a sight I will never forget, a real highlight.

Jaipur was different again, with the Amber Fort and the fabulous bazaars and market

places. I would recommend the Golden Triangle Tour as a great option for 1st time

visitors to India.

Destination Anywhere team has had a globetrotting autumn

My 10 day Asian extravaganza started with flights on BA’s new A380 in Business Class

to Singapore. A busy city tour was followed by a Singapore Sling at the iconic colonial

hotel Raffles, where we stayed. Next stop was Borneo and the Shangri-la Rasa Ria set

in a 63-acre conservation reserve and facing a long sweep of white sandy beach. My

highlight was the canopy walk in the rainforest followed by a much deserved foot

massage under a cabana on the beach. Next stop was Gaya Island just off the coast of

Kota Kinabalu. Some relaxation came in Langkawi at the Datai and Four Seasons both

in the most beautiful rainforest settings. We had some amazing meals on our trip and

I was delighted to learn some Asian cooking skills at the Datai, where we made noodle

soup and a delicious prawn dish for lunch.

...and St Petersburg in Octobe


Sue visited Singapore & Malaysia in September

2 weeks after returning from India I was off on my travels again this time - St Petersburg

for 3 nights with Cox & Kings. It is known as the ‘Cultural Capital’ of Russia and it was an

amazing experience. I was fascinated with the architecture, the history and the beauty of

this atmospheric city. We stayed at The Belmond Grand Hotel Europe which was

traditionally elegant. My highlights were the visit to Catherine’s Palace and the

opportunity to see the newly renovated Amber room and The Faberge Museum. This is

great for a city break as its only 3 hours from London or you could combine it with Moscow

to make your visit a little longer.

Janet visited Northern India in September...

Having been holidaying in the Algarve for 20+ years, I thought I knew

Portugal, but I was blown away by the Alentejo region, which runs

north from the Monchique Mountains and over to the Spanish border in

the North East. Sunvil provided the perfect itinerary to experience this

area and I would certainly recommend anyone to do the same. My

personal favourites were the Rota Vicentina Coast Walk, the boat trip on

Europe’s largest man-made lake, the Alqueva Lake, and the visit to

Monsaraz, a medieval hilltop town complete with tiny white washed

houses and stunning views across the plains to Spain.

Chris visited the Alentejo region of

Portugal in September