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A Fiji Holiday

September 19, 2014

I’ve just returned from a holiday on the island of Malolo Lailai in Fiji with a group of friends. We had an idyllic week, relaxing, swimming, walking on the beach, and of course the usual eating and drinking the best food and wines. We stayed at a private home which added to the thrill of it all.
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The magnificent sunrise every morning.

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The daily ferry from Nadi where visitors were greeted by songs of welcome.

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We made a collage of shells found on the beach for our hostess.

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Blue starfish were everywhere.

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These sea grapes grow in shallow water – so deliciously salty and we put them in our salads.

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A sandbank at low tide where we stopped for sunset drinks.

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We had so much fun!

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A buree on the beach.

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Most of the tinnys are painted this shade of pink.

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These shells were found on the beach one morning.

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A happy local.

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Coconuts were everywhere.

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Weaving of palm leaves is a popular craft.

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Two women waiting for their bus in Nadi.

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Some glitzy bangles for sale.

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Beautiful bright Indian dresses.

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Wooden artifacts and bowls for sale.

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A store in the main street of Nadi.

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Giggling school girls.

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A beautiful yacht at anchor.

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The port of Nadi has world class boats at anchor.

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Sunset.

A local group of musicians played for us before dinner one evening.

Amoy Hotel In Singapore

July 4, 2014

We decided not to stay in a big chain hotel in Singapore recently and chose one in an old part of Singapore in the business and financial district bordering on Chinatown. This Far East Square area was once the site where Chinese immigrants arrived by boat to seek a better life in the far east.
The Amoy Hotel is in a converted temple in a street full of character with beautiful old temples and buildings. The entrance has an open tiled roof and is filled with antiques – the Fuk Tai Chi Museum.
I don’t think we’ve ever been so welcomed and looked after as at this hotel. When we asked one of the staff where a place was, she walked a couple of blocks with us to point the way. Another staff member offered to show us around on her one day off! When we checked out of the hotel we were presented with packs of the Kaya spread that I had been admiring and eating at breakfast.
Attached to the Amoy is a street arcade full of food shops and restaurants, and the Telok Ayer MRT is just across the road. The rooms are all decorated differently with a Chinese theme, and everything is thought of including a mini bar – the contents of which are free – this is how we’ve always thought it should be, and at last it is happening!
I suggest you check this hotel out when next looking for accommodation in Singapore.

Amoy by Far East Hospitality
76 Telok Ayer St, Singapore

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The Amoy Hotel in an old temple.

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Lina and Patricia – two of the wonderful staff.

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Capri In Summer

June 26, 2014

People watching and being watched are the Italian’s favourite pastimes and Capri is the perfect place to do it, where everyone is in a state of holiday fiesta and party mood. The restaurants are fully booked every night. The simple food is beautiful,the sangria is beautiful, the shops are full of big beautiful jewels, the suntans are beautiful,the people are beautiful,the weather is beautiful, and life is beautiful on Capri in summer! This is la dolce vita!

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The best sangria.

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Entrance to the Blue Grotto.

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Faraglioni rocks.

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People watching.

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The largest lemons I’ve ever seen!Please don’t touch!

Ischia Italy

May 31, 2014

Ischia is a small volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, not far from Naples. We spent a few hours there,admiring the old architecture and pretty port.
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More Statues In Rome

May 25, 2014

Let’s go to Rome to admire some statues that I never tire of looking at.
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A Corner in Barcelona

May 17, 2014

On our first day in Barcelona we walked for hours and took literally hundreds of photos. Here’s an interesting corner. I’m not sure what the building is, but nevertheless it’s fabulous!

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Water Towers In New York

May 1, 2014

We noticed the water towers of New York straight away, as we walked the streets. They are on top of buildings that are over six stories, and are made of wood which is not painted or chemically treated.The water is pumped from the basement and the average tank holds approximately 40.000 litres, taking 2-3 hours to fill. The water is for general use including drinking. We became obsessed with them, and were always looking up trying to spot a different one. Here are the best of them.
This is a re post, but I thought I’d show these water towers before they change this Spring, when artwork by acclaimed artists and New York City public school students will be wrapped around 100 rooftop water tanks across all five boroughs, celebrating the talents of established and emerging artists, and calling attention to the global water crisis.

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