Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia and Southern Africa – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest temples, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, the Far East, and Southern Africa.
**Four nights for the price of two at the Song Saa Private Island ResortSong Saa Private Island Resort is the perfect island summer getaway for any family - and this summer it is even more accessible.
At Ampersand we love food almost as much as we do travel and any occasion that can combine the two is a winner in our books. In keeping with our foodie theme we thought that we would share some of the
Ampersand is currently more food obsessed than ever... we have all recently returned from research trips throughout Asia and our taste buds are suffering withdrawal symptoms after our mouth-watering
In Kerala we journeyed from the Backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey to the palm-fringed beaches of Marari, and ended at the colonial heritage city of Cochin, home to Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic and
The Oxford Literary Festival commences soon with events running from Saturday March 16th to Sunday March 24th 2013. We are excited because elements of the festival will have a distinctly Indian theme
We would like to thank the marvellous Gavin Webb (a veritable fountain of fun facts on every conceivable London-related subject) for taking the Ampersand team on a fascinating tour of the City of
Song Saa Private Island, CambodiaWhat is the perfect Valentine's gift? In these increasingly frenetic times, quality moments together rank high on the list. For those of you who remember your
New itinerary: Laid-back Luxury... From Luang Prabang in Laos to Cambodia's Angkor Temples & Song Saa Private Island Resort
11 days from £3950 per person - Luang Prabang | Siem Reap | Song Saa Private IslandOur brand new Laid-back Luxury tour of Laos and Cambodia combines this region's most alluring highlights: a stay in
Alps not calling your name this year? For a completely different skiing holiday (not for the faint of heart), we suggest mixing one of the most adventurous winter sports, heli-skiing, with one of the
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Anonymous, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India