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India Today

  • Posted on: 11 March 2019
  • By: Aline Dobbie

The Election Commission of India announced the final dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The elections will be held between 11 April and 19 May. The election result will be announced on 23rd May. The world’s largest democracy will demonstrate freedom of choice.

Kerala Flood Relief: How You Can Help

  • Posted on: 30 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

If you want to help Kerala, in India rebuild after flooding wrought havoc throughout the state in August 2018, here’s what you need to know.

Incredible India visits Glasgow

  • Posted on: 22 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

I recently attended a tourism presentation by Incredible !ndia in Glasgow on the latest developments and news about India as a strong tourist destination.  Mrs Anju Ranjan, the Consul General of India to Scotland, gave an address and a video presentation from the ministry showed all the great diversity of India and what the country has to offer as a tourist destination. 

Ionian Idyll: Sailing amongst Greece’s Ionian Islands

  • Posted on: 13 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

To sail in the Ionian, one needs to fly into Preveza a small airport on the mainland of Greece very near to the island of Lefkas.  Our yacht share is moored at Sivota which is a charming little village with a beautiful bay is also on Lefkas; a taxi ride takes about fifty minutes.

Opinion: India Today, by Aline Dobbie

  • Posted on: 13 August 2018
  • By: Aline Dobbie

In early January 2018 I was again invited to see Mahindra World City near Chennai; it continues to flourish and there have been further additions to the whole place since our visit in February 2015. There are plans now for a similar MWC in northern Tamil Nadu, and adjacent to Ahmedabad, and probably some other strategic locations.

World Travel Market 2017

  • Posted on: 8 November 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Aline and Graham Dobbie attended first two days of WTM 2017 in London. This great travel mart is responsible for approximately £3 billion worth of business and is attended by upwards of 53,000 people from 180 countries with 3000 Press.

Andros, Greece’s Northern most Cycladic Island

  • Posted on: 5 November 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Simply put, Andros is lovely and is easily reached by ferry from Rafina 20 minutes east of the city of Athens.   There are regular bus services from the International Airport of Athens to coincide with the ferries.  Our ferry only took two hours and left us at the port of Gavrio.

Athens: The Antiquity of Ancient Greece

  • Posted on: 1 November 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Athens, it entered my ‘ken’ of course when I was a child learning about Ancient Greece, and even before that when I read avidly about the mythical Greek Gods and Goddesses and kings and warriors…

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