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A designer stay at Llangoed Hall – Laura Ashley’s stunning Welsh country home

On the site of the first Welsh Parliament, stands an Edwardian country house hotel. Llangoed Hall was the last of our stops during a recent summer trip to Wales. Of all the remarkable properties we experienced while in the United Kingdom, Llangoed Hall in Llyswen, Powys, was the best in terms of  showcasing an ideal mix of a perfect countryside location, a fine dining restaurant on-site,  vast manicured grounds, tasteful interiors and exceptional service.

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A tale of traditional Thai recipes, a family kitchen and ultimate food Nirvana at ‘Baan’ in Bangkok

Last Thursday we dined at Baan, a restaurant located on Bangkok’s Wireless road. When Laveena and I walked in with our mothers, we found the interiors to be rather small, yet modern and unpretentious with concrete floors and marble table tops. I was honestly expecting something a tad more traditional and Thai as I had read that Baan’s menu was a reflection of a local family’s precious recipes, handed down generations. Not any ordinary local Thai family though. The Michelin starred Chef ‘Ton’ Thitid, the immensely talented culinary genius behind Asia’s 20th best restaurant Le Du, is the co-owner of Baan which he runs with his charming and handsome young brother Tam.

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A military-styled luxury camping weekend at Della Adventure Training Academy (DATA)

In the midst of a dense jungle, along the foothills of the Western Ghats, there lies a military-styled luxury camp, where retired Indian army Generals and Colonels, and their team of brave and fearless men in uniform, share their years of training in counter terrorism, armed combat and survival skills, with guests who have checked into DATA ( Della Adventure Training Academy).

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The Serai by Sujan luxury

In February this year Laveena and I checked in at a luxury tented camp located in pristine wilderness, in India’s magnificent Thar desert in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Representing the very best in Indian hospitality, The Serai by Sujan luxury, impressed us both from the moment we arrived, effortlessly standing out as one of India’s finest luxury hotel resorts and helping re-affirm the word ‘incredible’,  in Incredible India.

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