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Guri Amir Mausoleum, Samarkand

By Tom
On: 12th May, 2015

A Day in the Life of a Simoon Tour – an Excursion to Shakhrisabz

  • Central Asia
  • Uzbekistan

Simoon Travel's Amelia has just returned from a tour of Uzbekistan. In the first of a series of blogs, Amelia gives a flavour of what it's like to be on a Simoon Travel tour...

By Tom
On: 23rd February, 2015

Ethiopia Dancing

  • Ethiopia

Ethiopia - a land where the cradle of Christianity, the birth of the coffee bean, and some of the best dancing I have ever seen come together.

berlin museum island
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 3rd November, 2014

24 Hours in: Berlin

  • Germany
  • Berlin

If you only have 24 hours to explore Berlin I highly recommend imagining yourself as a Dr. Who-style time lord (police box, optional) and beginning your day circa. 1939 before finishing in laidback Kreuzberg: a neighbourhood that typifies what it's like to be a modern day Berliner. Exploring…

Brooklyn
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 3rd April, 2014

24 hours in... Brooklyn, New York

  • New York

The trendification of New York's Brooklyn suburb has been well publicised over the past few years and it's become synonymous with the word 'hipster'. Jay-Z's childhood play ground now has streets laden with artisan coffee shops, quirky boutiques and trendy beards. Not forgetting it's a…

Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 10th March, 2014

A week in: Cambodia

  • Cambodia
  • Coastal Cambodia
  • Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Once merely a tourist thoroughfare for those keen to tick off the spectacle that is Angkor Wat, Cambodia is now home to a private island resort that's been likened to the Maldives pre-tourist boom and has made the country's coast a luxury holiday go-to. Discover how we'd spend a week* in…

Taj Mahal
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 3rd March, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: Agra

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

Most know Agra as the home of the iconic Taj Mahal. Guest blogger Tony Herbert shares his thoughts on the epochal landmark, the grand finale to his bespoke tour of Rajasthan.

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 24th February, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: Jodhpur

  • Rajasthan & Agra
  • India

Known for it's permanent state of sunshine and clusters of sky blue buildings, Jodhpur is a sight to behold. Guest blogger Tony Herbert embarked on a bespoke holiday to Rajasthan with Original Travel, and shares his favourite moments from his visit to the metropolis...

Aerial view of Blue Nile Falls in Ethiopia

By Tom
On: 18th February, 2014

Sacred Landscapes of Ethiopia

  • Historic Northern Ethiopia
  • Simien Mountains

Simoon Travel's Amelia Stewart has been getting to the heart of Ethiopia by seeing the country from the ground. In her first blog of the series, Amelia explores Ethiopia's sacred landscapes, and discovers the odd nit-picking baboon along the way...

By Tom
On: 21st January, 2014

24 hours in: Buenos Aires

  • Buenos Aires & the Pampas
  • Argentina

Buenos Aires is one of the most vibrant and appealing cities in South America, combining chic European influences with a true Latin atmosphere. You'd want to spend a whole lot longer than 24 hours, but if you were really going for it...

Rajasthan
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 21st January, 2014

Bespoke holidays to Rajasthan: Rawla Narlai

  • India
  • Rajasthan & Agra

A luxury holiday in Rajasthan isn't complete without a visit to Rawla Narwai, as guest blogger Tony Herbert discovered on his bespoke trip to the region. Here, he explains what makes the 17th century property such a gem.