Category: The Good Life

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Have you been to Ndere Island?

January 26, 2010 – As domestic tourism continues to spread its wings, there are some areas in the country that are yet to be truly discovered. Areas such as the western and north eastern...

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Greece: A series of culture shocks

I am at the Greece Embassy for the mandatory visa interview. I am going for a wedding in Santorini – one of the many spectacular Islands in Greece. The consular attaché advises me that Santorini...

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A touch of pink at Elementaita

ELEMENTAITA, Dec 19 – Neatly tucked between a large but airy cluster of acacia trees, sits Pinklakeman’s Eco-lodge. There is nothing pink about it, but if you squint just a little bit from any...

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Fairmont Mara: A paradise on earth

It was about 11am when Rae (Capital in the Morning presenter) and I checked into the lodge. I was grateful to see that the reception was not intimidating. Instead of a semi-circular marble booth...

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New high speed rail service rocks Italy

November 17, 2009 – Train journey times in Italy will soon be sharply reduced thanks to the completion of the state-owned high-speed rail next month. Trenitalia announced November 13 that it will offer tickets...

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Iraq touts for tourists at London fair

November 13, 2009 – Babylon, Sinbad, the Garden of Eden — war-scarred Iraq touted its attractions for tourists this week, as it sent a delegation to a major industry fair for the first time...

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Cook on India's new luxury tourist train

November 12, 2009 – International travel firm Thomas Cook announced a long-term agreement to charter the new luxury Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey, the nation’s first privately operated luxury tourist train, which will commence its maiden...

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Google gifts US airports with free Wi-Fi

November 11, 2009 – Google is giving the gift of free wireless Internet to travellers at a host of US airports this holiday season. The California-based Internet powerhouse said Tuesday that it is working...