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A mini-guide to Bhutan – Land of the Thunder Dragon

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The mountain paradise of Bhutan, known as ‘the happiest kingdom on earth’ has always been a frontier land promising a unique adventure to any traveller. Land-locked between the goliaths of India and China, Bhutan is a diminutive treasure box of alpine scenery with pristine landscapes, intriguing architecture and perhaps its greatest asset – the gentle and gracious people...

10 of the Best Cycling Holiday Routes in Asia

Seeing a country by bike is one of the most connected, tactile and thrilling ways of getting to know a new place. Not only are you at one with nature and your palpable surroundings, but you’re also keeping fit and contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions. So whether your reason for cycling is to be green, to get lean or just for a new challenge in life, we believe that combining sport and travel could be completely life-changing. And in the fascinating continent of Asia, with its exotic…

Secrets of China: 8 off-beat experiences

By Charlie Walker, Ampersand's China Specialist On my four-year journey around the world I cycled across the length and breadth of China for eight glorious, eye-opening months; along the way I had plenty of scrapes, but many more beautiful, life-changing moments. As much as we all love luxury travel, sometimes you have to stray from the trodden path for the most extraordinary experiences. One that sticks in my mind was a sunset of epic proportions: a startling array of colours strewn…

Do things differently with Ampersand Travel

At Ampersand we don’t do cookie cutter tours. Each and every trip is tailor-made to provide our clients with a mixture of the best-of-the-best luxury accommodation (mixed in with a few charming boutique gems), the most competent guides, and an itinerary of unique activities that cater to our clients’ personal interests – be they cultural, sporty, culinary or spiritual… Here are a few quirky ideas on ways to experience your destination a little differently in 2014. Taboggan down the iconic…

Wednesday 28th November – time to welcome Mark home!

We are thrilled to tell you that Mark Wright, our senior South East Asia sales specialist, is now back with us in the Ampersand office! Today is his first day back after his epic journey solo cycling from London to Hong Kong to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. He would like to invite you to join him for an evening event where he will regale you with his stories and photos from the road. The whole Ampersand team will be there to support him and we would be delighted to see you there too!Here…

'The Wright Way East' cycle challenge is complete. Congratulations Mark!

For those of you who don't know the back story, our amazing South East Asia specialist, Mark Wright, has been on a sabbatical with a difference over the last 6 months: The Wright Way East. He set himself a challenge to solo cycle from London to Hong Kong to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and we are beyond thrilled and proud to announce that he has now completed his mission! He arrived at the Peak in Hong Kong on time and in one piece where his family and friends had gathered to celebrate…

Ampersand's very own Olympic hero: Mark Wright!

Mark Wright is not just Ampersand's senior South East Asia sales consultant, he is also champion of The Wright Way East – his own personal challenge to solo cycle from London to Hong Kong to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.He has been on his bike since April and has so far travelled through England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Iran (apologies Mark if we have missed anywhere out – it's hard to keep up!). He is…
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