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About magellanstraits

Magellan Straits showcases the observations & musings from Magellan PR, a boutique travel & lifestyle agency founded in 1998. We post items that are of interest from the clients we promote and from the travels and experiences that we independently undertake.

Dish of the Day – Londinium’s Grilled rib eye steak

For our first ever “Dish of the Day” we wanted to bring you a classic, so vegetarians look away now. Today we celebrate the humble steak, always a guaranteed  crowd pleaser and this grilled rib eye, isn’t just any grilled rib eye, … Continue reading

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Shaken not Stirred – Apple Sour Perlini Mocktail

For this episode of Shaken not Stirred we bring you a refreshing mocktail with slight sour notes all the way from Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers – the Apple Sour Perlini. The mixologists at Fairmont Baku use the Perlini shaker – which carbonates drinks … Continue reading

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Arguably the best piano in the world …

Fazioli pianos have become rightly renowned for the calibre of their sound, their workmanship and their technology. They are rare indeed but Nur Lounge at Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers features one of their special models – the M Liminal, designed … Continue reading

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Statues of Stature: Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street

Now this statue is instantly identifiable.  It is of course, our hero, the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, standing puffing a pipe, outside of Baker Street Tube Station on the Marylebone Road. This bronze artwork was created by artist John Doubleday … Continue reading

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From The Mayflower to The Bard …

Paul O’Pray is the Head Concierge of London Bridge Hotel, the independent, four star property located just steps away from London Bridge and The Shard London.   He has worked for the hotel for over 16 years this May and has … Continue reading

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The Fourth Plinth of Trafalgar Square

There are four plinths on each of the corners of Trafalgar Square in central London. Three are in use and show statues of Henry Havelock, George IV and Charles James Napier. The fourth remained empty for over 150 years until … Continue reading

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In The Frame: All aboard the Violet Barge

For this episode “In The Frame” we bring you La Maison de la Violette”. In July 2000, Helen Vié opened “La Maison de la Violette” on board a barge anchored on the Canal du Midi, to celebrate the delicate flower that … Continue reading

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