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.
Animal rights organisations have long been campaigning to stop the farming of bears for their bile in south east Asia. Fuelled by the demand for bear bile in Chinese medicine, the trade results in
Mark and I have just returned from a fantastic trip around south east Asia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be writing about some of our most memorable experiences.The landing in Luang Prabang, Laos’
Misool Eco Resort is petitioning the Raja Ampat Regency Government, Fisheries Department, and Tourism Department to halt the finning of sharks and hunting of Manta Rays in Raja Ampat. They have the
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka