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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…

Thessaloniki: The Glorious Heart of Northern Greece

  • Posted on: 22 October 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Thessaloniki: a name that conjured up an exotic ancient place that was in my imagination for years. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second city with all its antiquity now a beating heart of culture, cuisine and heritage with the diversity of people that have come through millennia.

Ios a magical island

  • Posted on: 2 July 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Magical little island in The Cyclades supposed burial place of the great Homer  the greatest epic poet of all time.

My 2017 Indian trip over six weeks

  • Posted on: 30 April 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

A wonderful six week trip to India staying at our much loved Kumarakom Lake Resort and then visiting Gujarat, Jaipur, Udaipur and finishing with Maharana Mewar Foundation Awards

Scotland in Spring: Swallows, Flowers, Castles & More

  • Posted on: 27 April 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

In mid-April, the first Swallows returned to our home.   We were expecting them as in a good spring they arrive in the third week of April but when they swooped down and chattered at us it was so good and made my day.

Magical Crete: The Garden of Antiquity

  • Posted on: 10 April 2017
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Crete had ‘called’ to me yet again after my recent autumnal visit and when we arrived to spring sunshine and warmth, the blossom on trees and the calls of birdsong and the buzz of the bees it was a superb feeling.

Santorini, the Unique Gem in The Cyclades

  • Posted on: 28 December 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

We had returned for a leisurely holiday on Crete which we love and consider a favourite destination in Greece. From Crete it is very simple to visit Santorini by ferry and we embarked on this short visit in early October and were rewarded.

Incredible WTM!

  • Posted on: 13 November 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

This years WTM was an incredilbe success with India as the official permier partner and 50,000 delegates negotiating 2.5 billion pounds in business deals.  Reduced to 3 days it was slicker, more efficient and more productive than ever.

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