Ampersand's Travels...

Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles.

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; or explore the wild and ravishing highlands of Scotland... these are the things we adore.

All over Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Bath to Ballyvaughan – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest and castles, 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, Southern Africa and the British Isles.

Beautiful Bhutan: A Himalayan Kingdom

Beautiful Bhutan: A Himalayan Kingdom

Ellie has just returned from beautiful Bhutan, the Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern fringes. She spent a week gallivanting and exploring the very best this breath-taking county has to offer; from monasteries and fortresses, to dzongs and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Here are her top highlights in a photoblog of her journey…

Michelin-starred Gastronomy at the Amankora Thimpu, Bhutan, with Chef Eric Ripert (14th & 15th Sept 2012)

Click to enlarge PDFJoin Michelin-starred Chef Eric Ripert who will be going on a journey across Bhutan in September providing two amazing dinners and the chance to join him on various culinary

Traditional Bhutanese dancing at the Amankora Resort, Thimpu, Bhutan

Traditional Bhutanese dancing at the Amankora Resort, Thimpu, Bhutan

Recorded by our Mark on a research trip to the beautiful Amankora resort in Thimpu, Bhutan. This was a traditional dance performed to welcome guests and wish them a good journey through Bhutan. Truly