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Lola Pasquier

Sri Lanka, India & Japan Specialist

Lola Pasquier

Lola was born in Paris to a French father of Pied Noir heritage, and a half-English half-German mother, and raised between London and Paris in a multicultural home. From a young age she was travelling and experiencing new cultures, combining her two biggest loves in life: food and travel. Her family life has always been centred around the kitchen, putting to use all those generations-old family recipes, and a thousand others picked up on family travels, and this is where her interest in cooking and travelling (on a quest to discover new food) began. During her studies Lola spent a year in Vienna, and it was here that she realised that she felt most at home immersed in new environments, and happiest when on the hunt for new things to experience. Pursuing a career in travel was the perfect excuse to fulfil her wanderlust.

In 2016 Lola spent seven weeks travelling back and forth between her two favourite destinations, Sri Lanka and India. Whilst she describes Sri Lanka as the perfect all-rounder destination and loves it for its calm beauty, laid back attitude and incredibly varied landscape, India is somewhere she wants to discover more and more, describing it as one of “the most exhilarating, intoxicating, fabulously mad countries!”

Lola's Favourites

DESTINATION

SRI LANKA

This mango-shaped Indian Ocean island is a bountiful and spirited nation, overflowing with natural wonders, abundant wildlife, sumptuous cuisine, ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites and a rich cultural legacy. From the cool colonial Tea Country and Cultural Triangle in the country’s interior, to the curvaceous golden sands on the coast, and the plentiful national parks home to some of the...

HOTELS

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Lola's favourites include super-luxe tea plantation, Thotalagala, and the sexy beachfront hotel, Amangalla...

ThotalagalaView here
AmangallaView here
AmanbaghView here
SUJÁN JAWAIView here
The Oberoi MumbaiView here

ITINERARY

A BAWA TOUR OF SRI LANKA

14 days from £3,500

This tour draws pure inspiration from the late and talented architect, Geoffrey Bawa and visits the places he lived in,...


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Lola's Photo Album

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Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India

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Glide through the iridescent #InleLake for a chance to see the traditional Intha (‘sons of the lake’) fishermen 🎣
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