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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.

World Travel Market 2016

  • Posted on: 5 November 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

The World Travel Market 2016 in London opens on the 7th November with India as the lead partner. With over 4,000 exhibitors and 52,000 trade visitors its not to be missed.

India UK Tech Summit in Delhi

  • Posted on: 2 November 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

The great Scottish India connection has an important role to play in the UK Tech Summit to be held in Delhi which will be opended by Theresa May and Mr Modi.

Cruising on the Beautiful River Danube

  • Posted on: 1 October 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

For many years I had promised myself the pleasure of exploring the beautiful Danube river. It was a river I had known since a tiny child because of my parents’ love for the immortal waltz by Johann Strauss – The Blue Danube, along with all the other wonderful romantic waltzes for which he is justly famous. So when a significant birthday was to arrive we decided that this is what we would give ourselves!

The plight of the Indian tiger

  • Posted on: 21 July 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Tigers are a passion of mine and when Global Tiger Day approaches my thoughts turn to India their natural habitat - as well of course in other countries in Asia, but India has my attention because of my close connection.

India’s new Partition Museum

  • Posted on: 12 June 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

A museum dedicated to the most traumatic and violent period in India’s history – the partition with Pakistan in August 1947 – is set to be established at Amritsar’s historic Town Hall.

Rajasthan and then a Joyful Brief Visit to Kabini

  • Posted on: 25 May 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

Our trip from Delhi station through Dholpur, Agra, Bhangarh, Jaipur, Karnataka and back home via Bengaluru Airport. Whilst in Jaipur we areguests of Mahindra World City and witness the diference they are making.

We spent a Week in Delhi in February

  • Posted on: 25 April 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

KLR as we call Kumarakom Lake Resort sent a comfortable car to Cochin Airport and we arrived as the sun had set to a most enthusiastic warm welcome.  Truly a home from home in a heritage villa with its own courtyard pool.  We spent three weeks as indeed we had in 2014 and it provided the joy of comfort, beauty, tranquillity, good food, swimming in warm water and lovely service.  We were happy people and I recommend the place strongly. The Yoga is also very popular and it is a beautifully wedding and special function venue.   But we just swam, watched birds, read copiously, and interacted with friendly Staff and Management. ....and relaxed!

The Heart of India is MADHYA PRADESH

  • Posted on: 21 March 2016
  • By: Aline Dobbie

On 2nd January we flew to Nagpur for the start of our official visit as guests of the MP State Tourism department. We were met with a warm welcome and were able to have tea with our good friend Aditya Dhanwatay whose family own the excellent Tiger Trails at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.  We had visited there last year and it is an easy drive from Nagpur.  This time however we set off for Pench.   This was the first time we had visited Pench and it had much enjoyment in store for us. Being once again in an Indian wildlife park is always a joy for us and Pench did not disappoint.   We were guests of the new wildlife resort of Tathastu and made very welcome.   Indeed, it is the first time we have stayed in a cave......ah!  But this cave comes with air conditioning and all expected comfort and ensuite shower room and lovely beds!!!!

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