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Small-ship Amazon cruises

  For many visitors to Brazil a chance to venture into the Amazon jungle, if only for a short while, is a highlight of their trip. There are many Amazon cruise options to choose from, on vessels ranging from small luxury boats to full-size hotel cruise ships.

An exciting glimpse of this year’s ICEHOTEL suites

Every year, artists from all over the world are drawn to the small Arctic village of Jukkasjärvi on the shores of the Torne River. The attraction is the magnetic pull of the ICEHOTEL, a world-famous structure that is as much an art installation as it is a hotel.

Dear Friends… A letter from Greece

Dear Friends, I would like to give you 5 good reasons to visit Greece, all of which are the main reasons why us Greeks choose to live in this country. 1. The Greeks From the hotel director to the doorman, the Greeks talk and have an opinion

ICEHOTEL 365 – the famous hotel becomes a year-round attraction

The ICEHOTEL will this year be celebrating its 27th edition. Just as every year since 1990, the building materials for the hotel will be harvested from the Torne river, and the hotel constructed in what is now a well-oiled process; each year there’s a new twist of design

San Ignacio Mini

Described as one of the world’s’ great social experiments, the Jesuit missions (‘reducciones’) were first established in the jungles of South America in 1609. Set up in remote locations, priests would use the mission to establish a community made up of local tribes people (‘Guarani’) whom they

Alternative activities in Ikaria

  Ikaria has long held a special place in Greek mythology. It was the birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine, and is named after Icarus, he of the wax wings who flew too close to the sun. The island has also received modern-day fame thanks to

Notes from the field – The Northern Fjords

In this edition of  ‘Notes from the field’, our two Scandinavia experts Michelle and Rosanna went on an exciting trip to the Northern Fjords in Norway and shared their insights with us. They are located between Bergen and Trondheim and offer dramatic scenery of carpeted green mountains,

July 2016’s Sunvil Supper Club – Caldillo de Congrio (Conger Chowder)

Caldillo de Congrio is a Chilean favourite – a simple fisherman’s stew made with red conger eel. It is traditionally served in ceramic or baked clay bowls to maintain its temperature for longer. It was one of the dishes that Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, served Prince

Stargazing in the Atacama Desert in Chile

The Atacama Desert is home to some of the clearest and darkest skies in the world. With over 80% of days offering cloudless skies and nothing to produce light pollution for many miles around, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s largest space laboratories have invested

Öland – a very Swedish holiday island

  It’s almost 100 miles long and in parts less than 5 miles wide. Öland has for many years been a popular holiday destination for Swedes, and its population of 25,000 swells substantially in the summer months. When the Öland Bridge opened in 1972 and finally connected the