Experiencing Hong Kong With Sam The Local

Despite living in Hong Kong for nine years, there’s a lot a don’t know about this majestic city. In fact as my home and office are within a ten minute radius, I can go for days without leaving my local bubble on Hong Kong island.  So when I was asked by Sam The Local whether I wanted to experience one of their custom, private experiences with locals who know best, the answer was a resounding YES!

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Family Friendly Skiing In Belle Plagne, France

Following on from last week’s review of a more budget friendly ski trip to Borovets in Bulgaria, we skip on over to the French Alps. Belle Plagne is part of the bigger La Plagne resort and offers an ideal base to explore Paradiski (the area that links La Plagne and Les Arcs). Our luxury correspondent Hena took the kids for their very first ski adventure during February half term and shares her review below.

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Family Ski Trip To Borovets, Bulgaria

My first foray on the slopes was in Bulgaria. After nearly killing myself on a drag lift, getting shouted at daily by our instructor Boris and food poisoning which rendered me unable to leave our 70s communist style monstrosity of a hotel, I swore never again. Luckily that was over 15 years ago and a lot has changed since then.

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Activities For A Longhaul Flight

Tomorrow I’m embarking on a 12 hour day flight from Hong Kong to London. Myself, Jetlag & Mayhem it’s gonna be great. We can kick back, relax, drink wine (me, not them), watch endless amounts of TV. Chat about the universe, watch some clouds and enjoy 12 hours in close quarters.

WRONG

Even though at 7 and 5, my girls are easier to travel with (I give those traveling with toddlers the utmost respect), they are still a pain.  

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The Amanpulo – The Ultimate Luxury Treat

When my husband and I started discussing how we wanted to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary there was only one place on my mind. The Amanpulo, a private island resort in the Philippines.  However this was not a decision to be taken lightly given the exorbitant prices.

So I turned to Luxury Travel Consultant extraordinaire, Chinmoy Lad to seek his counsel.

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