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‘I recently was very lucky to board the MS Finnmarken for a short coastal voyage from Tromso in Northern Norway down the coast to Trondheim with Hurtigrutren Coastal Voyages.

Here are a few photos of what I experienced from the snowy North to wonderful vistas of the fjords, dog sledding and my favourite – cuddling a 9 week old Husky puppy.
If your To Do List includes the Northern Lights, crossing the Arctic Circle, dog sledding, Ice Fishing (in winter of course) then give me a call and let me arrange your dream trip. 01937 845678

Takk (thank you in Norwegian not a spelling mistake).

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Jackie was invited to stay at Constantinou Bros, adult only Asimina Suites in Paphos Cyprus. She spent a few days being hosted by the hotel group being shown the other hotels and taken on excursions followed by a few days on’holiday’, therefore experienced it as a holidaymaker too!
There are 4 properties in the group –

5* Asimini Suites, 4* Athena Beach, 4* Athena Royal Beach & 4* Pioneer Beach. All beachfront properties are in a perfect position just 1.5 to 2km from the resort centre and 15km from the airport.
The Asimini is an all-suite hotel, some with their own pool. All Inclusive is available and the Al a Carte restaurant is available without supplement and is highly recommended! The hotel offers free WIFI and feature deluxe marble bathrooms. There is an Elixir Spa, hair salon, 2 outdoor fresh water pools as well as the indoor one.
Jackie found the staff to be fantastic throughout the hotel and could not fault the food in either restaurant. The lush grounds are extremely well kept and the sunbeds plentiful. Overall she thoroughly enjoyed her stay there.
The Pioneer Beach Hotel next door is available only through TUI and is a couples hotel. It too has an Elixir Spa and suites as well as the standard double & superior rooms.
The Athena Royal Beach & Athena Beach are slightly closer to the resort but still overlook the beachfront. The Athena Royal is adult only whereas the Athena Beach is perfect for families. Both have the Elixir Spa and plenty of space with a choice of rooms or suites.
If Bowling is your thing then these hotels are perfect! They have Indoor Short Mat, outdoor Crown Green and Outdoor Flat Bowls Green and the rinks are always extremely popular. The hotel is renowned for its Bowls facilities and hosts prestigious tournaments & events.
Whichever hotel would suit you best you would be guaranteed a warm welcome in beautiful surroundings .

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Hi Paul and Karen

Just a quick email re our South African holiday in March.  Had a brilliant time, loved the Safari and Pumba Lodge was amazing (despite the intermittent rain!).  3 nights just right.  Saw loads of animals.

It was great going back to Knysna and 4 nights flew by.  Brilliant weather.  Loved the Lofts Boutique Hotel.  The room we had was right on the waterside and in the early evening we would sit and watch the sun set and the tide come in.  Loads to do in this area.  Even investigated apartments for next year!

The drive across the Karoo to Cape Town was interesting and we even visited the Ostrich Farm.  La Plume Guest House was amazing, lovely people, great food and amazing accommodation.

Not impressed though with Mimosa Lodge.  Rooms dark and dismal and definitely in need of an upgrade.  However, the food was to die for.  Suggestion for others, stay elsewhere and dine at Mimosa.

We only stayed 1 night instead of 2 and added an extra night to Cape Town.

We loved the Waterfront apartments in Cape town.  Lovely apartment, could easily walk all around the V&A area or get the open topped bus around Cape Town.  Went out to Robben Island (very interesting) and up Table Mountain on a really clear day – amazing.

All flights worked well though going out is a long journey.  Left here about 0930 Saturday and arrived Pumba 4pm Sunday!

Eating out was really cheap (17Rand to £) and the majority of the food excellent.  We also felt South Africa had moved forward in the 13 years since we last visited.  Lots more confidence especially amongst the young people.  Would definitely recommend the area, though maybe a bit earlier next time.

hope this is useful

kind regards

Katy and Geoff

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