Monthly Archives: September 2012

Not just any old view ….

Whoever first termed the phrase location, location, location was a genius in my humble opinion.  Just take a look at this view of the fabulous beach at Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico I took two years ago – it’s irresistible, isn’t … Continue reading

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Hanging around at Viceroy Riviera Maya!

One of the best loved pieces of “furniture” at Viceroy Riviera Maya is the locally made hammocks which hang in the secluded jungle gardens of each of the resort’s 41 villas, perfect for that discreet “siesta”. These hand-crocheted hammocks (available in different … Continue reading

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Seen on a trip to Viceroy Riviera Maya …

Originally posted on magellanstraits:
At one with the Ancients in Tulum When you stay at the Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico, make sure you visit Tulum – a magnificent Mayan city perched on a cliff, overlooking the Caribbean Ocean on the east coast…

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Jungle Living Down Mexico Way!

The lush, tropical jungle encircling each of the 41 villas and the Spa comprising Viceroy Riviera Maya and leading down a slight slope to the sandy beach and the Caribbean Sea beyond, is one of the most attractive and most commented … Continue reading

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Painter by Name, Painter by Nature!

Colin Painter is a British artist who has lived in the Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, for a number of years.  I suspect with a name like his, his career choice was made for him at birth! If you are in the area around … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Harry Craddock of The Savoy

America’s loss was the UK’s gain when legendary bartender, Harry Craddock sought refuge in our country following the imposition of Prohibition in 1920. The Savoy’s archive shows that he seems to have started work pretty much immediately at the Hotel when … Continue reading

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Out and about around Tower Hill!

There is so much to see in London but for newcomers, (and for Londoners like myself who have never done it),  my suggestion would be to visit the myriad of attractions that surround the Tower of London.  This suggested day out requires both … Continue reading

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