Friday, November 20, 2015

Cambodia: Rigorous Khmer therapy in Siem Reap

Wellness travel writer Belinda Luksic discovers that sometimes the more unusual and exotic wellness therapies are best after a traditional Khmer massage at Siem Reap's Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa. Formulated for monks sitting long periods in repose, this no-oil technique of rigorous stretching and body alignment is the ultimate de-stressor.

"Using thumbs, elbows, palms, feet and knees, she pulls and pushes my body with a strength and dexterity that belies her size, incorporating moves that wouldn’t look out of place in a yoga class. I submit, serenely aware of a growing pliancy."

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

France: Wine capital of the world, Bordeaux.

Ch√Ęteau Smith Haut Lafitte
Bordeaux is the world capital of wine, surrounded by some of the most expensive vineyards in the world. But it is also a city of culture with an intriguing history. Let Francophile and wine expert, Winsor Dobbin be your guide.

Some 1810 hectares of Bordeaux are listed a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Best of 2015 from travel photographer David Kirkland

Acclaimed travel photographer, David Kirkland, spent eight of the last 12 months on the road photographing destinations including South Africa, Ethiopia, Italy and New Zealand, as well as his favourite South Pacific island countries and Australia.

David is now taking bookings for 2016 assignments and, in conjunction with The Travel Writers, can also include expert editorial services in his packages.